Nick Dunlap becomes first amateur to win PGA Tour event since 1991

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Dunlap is the youngest amateur to win on the PGA Tour since 1910.
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January 22, 2024
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US golfer Nick Dunlap won The American Express tournament by one shot to become the first amateur to take home PGA glory in 33 years.

The victory makes Dunlap the first amateur to win on the PGA Tour since Phil Mickelson back in 1991.

"It's everything that I dreamed of and just to have a chance on the last hole to win a PGA TOUR event is really special.

"It was a privilege to be here, to play in this event as an amateur, and I think I was the only amateur playing. For them to want me in the field that bad was really special to me, and to play like I did, maybe represent amateur golf a little bit while I was doing it and to also show people that amateur golf is really, really good. I don't think it gets spotlighted enough because there's a lot of really, really good players playing amateur golf. I will say that."

The 20-year-old University of Alabama student sank a birdie putt at the par-five 16th to equal the lead of fellow US player Sam Burns at the Pete Dye Stadium Course in La Quinta, California.

Burns then stumbled on the day’s toughest hole, finding water off the tee at the par-three 17th.

At that time, Dunlap was on the green 35 feet from the hole.

He went on to make a routine par, while Burns came out with a double bogey.

The amateur took the lead with the par-four 18th remaining, while on the 18th green, South Africa’s Christiaan Bezuidenhout birdied to pull within one.

Dunlap pulled his tee shot into the right rough, but recovered with his approach to tap in for par and claim victory with a 72-hole record low winning score of 29 under 259.

He broke the benchmark of 28 under set by US golfer Patrick Reed in 2014.

Dunlap is the youngest amateur to win on the PGA Tour since 1910.

While he will not collect the 1.5million dollars (£1.18million) prize money, he has secured his PGA Tour card for two years.

Last year, Dunlap became the only player other than Tiger Woods to claim both titles of US Junior Amateur and US Amateur.

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The American Express 2024

Date: January 18th - 21st 2024

Location: PGA WEST (Pete Dye SC, Nicklaus TC, La Quinta CC), La Quinta, California

Purse: $8,400,000

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