Hadley claims maiden PGA Tour win
Chesson Hadley carded a final round 67 to claim a two-shot victory at the Puerto Rico Open on Sunday.
Hadley reached a score of 21-under-par on the Trump International course to secure his maiden victory on the PGA Tour, after winning twice on the Web.com Tour in 2013 – the Rex Hospital Open and the Web.com Tour Championship.
In second place on 19-under was Danny Lee after a final round 68, while Ben Martin (66) finished in third place another two strokes back.
The 26-year-old is also the first rookie winner on the PGA Tour since Jordan Spieth in July last year in the John Deere Classic.
“I did not eat well last night. I did not eat well this morning, I was so nervous,” Hadley said after his final round.
“I wasn’t vomiting or anything, but there were a couple of times where I felt nauseous out on the course.
“I went to bed. I watched maybe three minutes of the Duke-Carolina game. I fell right asleep and I woke up ready to go about 5:30, 6, and I never really went back to sleep, just kind of tossed and turned. ”
Lee birdied three of his last four holes to secure second place.
“I really felt like I did my best. I gave it my best, but Chesson was just playing rock solid,” Lee said.
“He made a couple of good up-and-downs from bad tee shots. When he plays like that, it’s just really hard to catch. He just didn’t make any silly mistakes at all.”
Despite finishing four shots behind the winner, Martin was pleased with his performance on the day.
“I’m very happy with the way I played today,” Martin said.
“Just kind of get back out there, get the juices flowing a little bit. Really, the first time that I’ve had that this year.”
Five players finished another stroke further behind in a tie for fouth place on 16-under – David Toms (69), Carl Pettersson (69), Jason Gore (70), Wes Roach (67) and Richard H Lee (67).
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