PGA Tour: Adam Svensson wins RSM Classic for first PGA Tour title | Golf News

Adam Svensson became a first-time winner on Sunday’s Tour and won the RSM Classic in his 70th career start; Svensson is the second Canadian to win the Tour this season, along with Mackenzie Hughes

Last Updated: 11/20/22 11:53 pm

Adam Svensson celebrates his first win at the PGA TOUR

Adam Svensson celebrates his first win at the PGA TOUR

Adam Svensson finished 64 under 64 to win the RSM Classic on Sunday at Sea Island for his first PGA Tour win.

Svensson, a 28-year-old Canadian, was locked in a four-way draw to take the lead at the end of Seaside when he put on an 18-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole, after That hit a tee to 10 feet on the 17th par-three for a birdie to cushion himself.

Brian Harman (65) and Sahith Theegala (66) were in the lead over him and missed a birdie on the last hole.

Callum Tarren (64) is the first to post under 17 and is hoping to hit the playoffs. Svensson ended his bogey-free final round by a tie to win two games.

Svensson is starting his third year on the PGA Tour and has a two-year exemption, along with a trip to the Masters and PGA Championship. He has never played a major.

“Honestly, it’s not even real at the moment,” Svensson said.

“I’m very happy. I put in a lot of effort. Winning the PGA Tour means everything to me. I just need to keep believing in myself and here I am.”

Svensson is the second Canadian to win the Tour this season, along with Mackenzie Hughes, who won in Mississippi.

Theegala recovered from a bogey double on the par-fifth seventh hole when he crashed off the tee and then hit a chip back at him from behind the teeing ground. He made five birdies in the last 11 holes.

Harman entered the game late, hitting a fairway metal ball on the 15th hole par-5 inches inside the taxiway, setting up a short eagle shot. He birdie on the 16th hole to share the lead, but had to settle for points on the last two holes.

Patrick Rodgers and Ben Martin, who led at 54 holes, were unable to keep up. Rodgers didn’t make his first birdie until the 13th hole and closed with 70 to tie in 10th place, while Martin hit 72.

Cole Hammer, who graduated from Texas in May and is competing in a sponsor waiver, hit 65 points to tie in fifth place, helping him qualify for the Sony Open.

The PGA Tour currently takes a six-week break for its final season before continuing with the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Kapalua the first week of January.

When won, Svensson is the last person to qualify for that field, the first advanced event that will have a $15 million purse.
Svensson won $1,458,000, more than he won in either of his previous two seasons on the PGA Tour.

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