Austin Eckroat wins first PGA Tour title

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March 4, 2024
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Austin Eckroat carded a final-round 67 for a 17-under, 267 total to win his first PGA Tour title in his fiftieth start at the Cognizant Classic. The American held a one-stroke lead when play was suspended due to darkness on Sunday and completed eleven holes on Monday in 2-under.

"I'm really not sure how I feel yet. I haven't really settled down. But just super excited and been waiting for this moment my whole life, and I don't really have a whole lot of words for it right now. But super excited."

Eckroat recorded four top-10s in 32 starts during his rookie season on Tour in 2022-23. His previous-best finish was T2 at the 2023 CJ CUP Byron Nelson.

"You can't really visualize what it will be messing around when you're a kid on the putting green having putts to win PGA Tour events and win the Masters and stuff like that.

"But coming into today, I've been in this situation before at the Byron Nelson where I had a lead. I didn't really know what to expect what the feeling would be. I knew finishing second was heartbreaking. I'm not real sure. I still don't think I'm sure how I feel yet. I know I'm excited. That's it."

South African Erik van Rooyen, who finished with a final-round 63 featuring six consecutive birdies from the first hole on Sunday, finished tied for second at 14-under.

Australia's Min Woo Lee carded a 67 including his second eagle of the week at the par-5 10th hole to tie for second place, his best finish in his 34th career start on Tour, he had previously finished T5 at the 2023 U.S. Open.) Lee earned his card through top-125 non-member points in 2022-23 after accepting Special Temporary Membership following a T18 at the 2023 PGA Championship.

Ireland's Shane Lowry double bogeyed the par-3 15th and closed with a 71 for a share of fourth place at 13-under alongside Korean K.H. Lee (66) and Americans Cameron Young (66) and Jake Knapp (66), last week's winner at the Mexico Open at Vidanta.

The top 10 players in the FedExCup standings through the Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches, not otherwise exempt, qualified for the Arnold Palmer Invitational via the Aon Next 10. Additionally, the five players, not otherwise exempt, who earned the most FedExCup points at the Mexico Open at Vidanta and the Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches also qualified for the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard via the Aon Swing 5.

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1Austin Eckroat-1765676867267
T2Erik van Rooyen-1466717063270
T2Min Woo Lee-1467706667270
T4Cameron Young-1365697166271
T4Jake Knapp-1368667166271
T4K.H. Lee-1369667066271
T4Shane Lowry-1367676671271
T4David Skinns-1365696671271
T9Keith Mitchell-1268706965272
T9Billy Horschel-1266716966272
T9Peter Malnati-1268686967272
T9Alex Noren-1267706867272
T9Andrew Novak-1265697068272
T9Kevin Yu-1266677069272
T9Martin Laird-1268696669272
T16Tyson Alexander-1168706966273
T16Doug Ghim-1168726766273
T16Garrick Higgo-1167657368273
T16Ben Silverman-1168716668273
T16Victor Perez-1167667070273
T21Byeong Hun An-1067717165274
T21Sam Ryder-1066687466274
T21Zach Johnson-1071686966274
T21Matt Fitzpatrick-1070677067274
T21Rory McIlroy-1067677268274
T21Bud Cauley-1066657469274
T21Nico Echavarria-1067696969274
T28Chris Kirk-967707365275
T28Beau Hossler-969707165275
T28Chan Kim-969716867275
T28Tom Hoge-970696868275
T28Matthieu Pavon-967687070275
T28C.T. Pan-966687071275
T28Jacob Bridgeman-970686572275
T35Ryan Fox-869687465276
T35Lucas Glover-868717067276
T35Chris Gotterup-870697067276
T35Chesson Hadley-865727069276
T35Jimmy Stanger-869716769276
T35Chad Ramey-864727070276
T41Corey Conners-769717166277
T41Joseph Bramlett-768697169277
T41Maverick McNealy-770706770277
T41David Lipsky-768716672277
T41Rickie Fowler-771676772277
T41Russell Henley-771696572277
T47Davis Thompson-667717169278
T47Troy Merritt-668726969278
T47Vincent Norrman-671696771278
T47Alexander Björk-669677072278
T47Parker Coody-669667073278
T47Max Greyserman-670666973278
T53Jorge Campillo-571697267279
T53Mac Meissner-572687069279
T53Nick Dunlap-567707171279
T56Adam Schenk-470697368280
T56Greyson Sigg-470697071280
T56Carson Young-468716972280
T56Rico Hoey-469667273280
T60Taylor Montgomery-371697368281
T60Robert MacIntyre-368727170281
T62Davis Riley-271667669282
T62Tom Kim-268687076282
T64Mark Hubbard-168727370283
T64Justin Rose-169717370283
66J.T. PostonE69716975284
T67S.H. Kim+164747572285
T67Camilo Villegas+169717768285
CUTChristiaan Bezuidenhout-17071--141
CUTZac Blair-17071--141
CUTDenny McCarthy-16972--141
CUTTaylor Pendrith-16972--141
CUTRasmus Højgaard-17071--141
CUTBen Martin-17071--141
CUTHarry Hall-16873--141
CUTStephan Jaeger-17071--141
CUTJustin Suh-16972--141
CUTRyo Hisatsune-16873--141
CUTRobby SheltonE7369--142
CUTLuke ListE7072--142
CUTSepp StrakaE6874--142
CUTAaron BaddeleyE7171--142
CUTChris CrawfordE7072--142
CUTNorman XiongE7072--142
CUTRyan PalmerE7369--142
CUTAlex SmalleyE7171--142
CUTFrancesco MolinariE7072--142
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CUTMatt NeSmithE6775--142
CUTSami ValimakiE7567--142
CUTTyler ColletE7072--142
CUTBen Griffin+17172--143
CUTKevin Streelman+17271--143
CUTKevin Dougherty+16875--143
CUTBrendon Todd+17172--143
CUTDaniel Berger+16875--143
CUTSungjae Im+17172--143
CUTJustin Lower+17370--143
CUTThorbjørn Olesen+17172--143
CUTFred Biondi+17172--143
CUTTom Whitney+16776--143
CUTNick Hardy+17172--143
CUTMatti Schmid+17271--143
CUTJoel Dahmen+27173--144
CUTMatt Kuchar+27470--144
CUTGary Woodland+27074--144
CUTScott Stallings+27173--144
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CUTNate Lashley+27074--144
CUTPaul Barjon+27272--144
CUTCallum Tarren+27074--144
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CUTChase Johnson+57572--147
CUTCarl Yuan+67177--148
CUTJoe Highsmith+67078--148
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W/DChandler Phillips-66---66
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