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Energy outlasts Poston in playoff to win Barbasol

Jul 18, 2021

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NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. — Seamus Energy received the Barbasol Championship on Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory, beating J.T. Poston with a tap-in par on the sixth gap of a playoff.

Poston drove into the water that traces the suitable facet of the par-4 18th at Keene Hint and made a bogey on the ultimate additional gap. Energy hit the golf green, performed his second to 12 toes and two-putted for the victory.

“I used to be in a position to simply type of keep affected person sufficient there and J.T. made only one mistake and I used to be in a position to take benefit,” Energy stated. “Unbelievable day, profession altering, life altering, all that type of great things. It isn’t going to sink in for some time.”

As a result of the match was performed reverse the British Open, Energy didn’t earn a spot in Masters. The 34-year-old Irishman did safe his PGA Tour card, wrapped up a spot within the playoffs and earned berths subsequent yr within the PGA Championship, The Gamers and the Event of Champions.

“I view myself as extraordinarily fortunate,” Energy stated. “I am 34 and I’ve but to work a day in my life. So each time I get to play a match or play an additional yr on tour, to me it is a large bonus. I like enjoying golf, it is my favourite factor to do.”

Energy birdied the par-3 sixteenth and the 18th in regulation for a 5-under 67, posting at 21-under 267 whereas Poston was squandering the lead behind him.

“I began out realizing I used to be going to want a low one,” Energy stated. “To be trustworthy, I did not suppose 5 below can be low sufficient, however I used to be in a position to choose one up on the final, squeeze right into a playoff and finally type of pulled via there.”

Poston had a double bogey on the par-5 fifteenth after driving an inch out of bounds to the left, and adopted with a three-putt bogey on the par-3 sixteenth. He parred the ultimate two holes for 70.

“Standing on 15 tee, if I make birdie there, it is in all probability over, or no less than that is type of how I really feel. Simply dangerous swing,” Poston stated. “I simply put an terrible swing on it. I double-crossed it and it was out-of-bounds by half an inch or an inch or so.”

On the primary additional gap, Energy holed an 18-foot birdie chip from the collar of the 18th inexperienced and Poston matched him with a 10-foot putt. They matched pars on the following 4 holes – on No. 18 once more, then twice on the par-3 seventeenth, and once more on 18.

The 28-year-old Poston missed an opportunity for his second PGA Tour title. He received the 2019 Wyndham Championship in his residence state of North Carolina.

“Undoubtedly a giant step in the suitable route,” Poston stated. “I hadn’t actually performed as much as my normal, I might say. Noticed lots of good golf apart from possibly 4 holes. Undoubtedly lots of positives to remove.”

Anirban Lahiri and Sam Ryder completed a stroke out of the playoff, every taking pictures 65.

James Hahn adopted a career-best 60 with a 70 to tie for fifth at 19 below with Patrick Rodgers (67), Henrik Norlander (67), Ryan Armour (68), Mito Pereira (67) and Luke Checklist (71). Hahn bogeyed the ultimate two holes.

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