Matt Wallace secured his first career PGA TOUR win with a one-shot victory at the Corales Puntacana Championship.
The Englishman, who has won on the DP World Tour four times in his career, stormed to victory sinking four birdies in the last six holes of his final round, ending the tournament with a six-under final-round 66, ending on 19-under to claim his first win in over four years.
Wallace was a shot behind Denmark’s Nicolai Hojgaard entering the final round but Wallace’s back-nine heroics overpowered the Dane, hitting four straight birdies from the 13th hole while Hojgaard could only muster two as he finished with a four-under 68.
The victory for Wallace is his first since September 2018 and boosts his chances of securing a Ryder Cup debut. He now moves up to 22nd in the World standings of European qualification which will raise the attention of Europe’s captain Luke Donald.
“Everyone knows I’m a feisty character, but that got me through that today,” Wallace said. “I was calm, felt I was determined, I kind of felt like I had it in me all week. I really felt like I was playing some really good stuff and I felt like I was going to be up there at the end of the week no matter what.
“Didn’t get off to the start I kind of wanted today, but Sam [Bernard, caddie] was brilliant and we just were so positive. Then the way I finished was exactly how I feel like I can play golf. That was awesome, down those final few holes was brilliant and I’m really proud of myself to get through that.”
The next event on the PGA TOUR is the Valero Texas Open taking place at TPC San Antonio between March 30 – April 2.