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Davis Riley Claims Maiden Victory at Charles Schwab Challenge

Davis Riley Claims Maiden Victory at Charles Schwab Challenge

Davis Riley secured his first individual PGA TOUR title thanks to a comfortable five-shot victory in the Charles Schwab Challenge.

The 27-year-old American went into the final round with a four-stroke lead and carded a final-round 70 to finish the tournament on 14 under, comfortably ahead of nearest challengers Scottie Scheffler and Keegan Bradley.

“I knew coming into today it was going to be tough,” Riley said. “It’s obviously a very tough golf course and when you’ve got the world No 1 breathing down your neck it’s going to be difficult until the last hole.

“I’m proud of the way I just stayed in it, fought some adversity early, just kind of hung in there and played some really good golf coming down the stretch and just super excited and proud of myself.”

The atmosphere during the final couple of days of the tournament were mournful following the news of the death of Grayson Murray. The American withdrew from the event due to illness during the second round.

Riley, amongst many others, paid tribute to Murray following the conclusion of the event.

“A super sad day in the golf world but my heart just goes out to him and his family,” said Riley. “There was definitely a little extra to play for today.

“A sad day, and I have a heavy heart for his family.”

Players who took part in the tournament wore red and black ribbons in the memory of Murray during the final day of the tournament.

What is the next event?

The next event on the PGA TOUR schedule is the Canadian Open taking place between May 30-June 2 at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club.