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Three Players Make Aces, Stenson Wins Wyndham

 

We all know professional golfers have razor-sharp precision with their irons, but what happened on Sunday was ridiculous. During the final round of the Wyndham Championship, three different players carded holes-in-one at Sedgefield Country Club. 

One of the men to make an ace was Martin Flores. Entering the week at 139 in the FedEx Cup standings, the 2016 Web.com Tour graduate needed to do something special to keep his card, and that he did. 

On the 171-yard par-3 16th, Flores jarred an eight iron for the timely eagle. He shot 63, good enough for a T7 finish, but more importantly, he was able to sneak into the playoffs finishing at 118 overall, securing his job for next year.

Ben Crane also made an ace on the par-3 16th and gave this hilarious reaction:

The third ace came from Roberto Castro on the 174-yard par-3 third hole. Unfortunately, both Castro and Crane won’t be moving onto next week’s first FedEx Cup playoff event after finishing outside the top 125.

 

Aces aside, the day belonged to Henrik Stenson who fired a final round 6-under par 64, capping off an incredible week for his sixth PGA Tour victory. His winning total of 22-under par was the lowest ever in tournament history and it marks his first win since the 2016 Open Championship. 

The 41-year-old Swede fended off a charging and hatless Ollie Schniederjans with a string of four birdies in his last six holes, including getting up a down for par on 18 to preserve the victory. 

“If you want to win golf tournaments, you’ve got to put yourself in the mix and I’m just very happy with the way I closed out this week,” Stenson said after the round. He will enter the playoffs at No. 23 in the season-long standings. He will look for a repeat performance of 2013 where he captured the FedEx Cup.

24-year-old Texan Ollie Schniederjans finished runner-up, his best result on Tour in his young career. Webb Simpson took home solo third. Here’s a look at the final round highlights and results from the 2017 Wyndham Championship:

The next stop on the PGA Tour is the first round of the FedEx Cup playoffs (top 125): The Northern Trust at Glen Oaks Club in Old Westbury, New York.

 

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