Landry collects first PGA Tour title at Texas Open
American Andrew Landry collected his first PGA Tour title winning the Texas Open at TPC San Antonio. Landry, who finished runner-up to Jon Rahm earlier this year at the CareerBuilder Challenge, finished at 17-under for a two stroke win over Trey Mullinax and Sean O’Hair.
Landry, who fired four straight rounds in the 60′s, kicked off his final round with five birdies in his first 10 holes, including three in a row to start his day.
It was a perfect start for Landry sinking a 8 metre putt at the first for birdie, blasting out from a bunker to three feet to set up a tap-in at the par-5 second and nailing a two metre putt at the par-3 third to steady the ship on the homeward run.
WITB: Andrew Landry
- Driver: Ping G30 (9º)
- 3 Wood: Ping G (14.5º)
- 5 Wood: Ping G (17.5º)
- Irons: Ping iBlade (3-PW)
- Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (52º, 60º)
- Putter: Ping PLD ZB-S
- Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Solid golf over the back nine saw Landry with a two-stroke lead to the par-5 18th after Mullinax missed a flop shot and bogeyed the short par-4 17th. Landry hit a 25 metre putt over a ridge to tap in distance for par on 17 and made an 3 metre putt on 18 to seal the victory.
“Lot of hard work, obviously,” said an elated Landry. “Today was a grind, especially on the back nine, didn’t hit that good of a wedge shot [at the 18th], good two-putt there, so, we’ll take it,”
The victory adds to Landry’s two Web.com Tour victories and two Adams Pro wins in his nine year season as a professional. He also finished in a share of 15th at the 2016 US Open, his best performance in his only major. Sunday’s win now sees Landry heading to the 2019 Masters and sets the stage for a stellar 2018 season.
“I didn’t even really think about it, to be honest with you. There’s a lot of perks for a tour win and you’ve just got to continue to stay focused and not think about those kind of things.”
He had his PGA Tour card in 2016, lost it for 2017, and regained it this season via his Web.com Tour performance.
Aaron Baddeley was the best of the Australians finishing at 7-under-par and in a share of 16th position.
Rod Pampling dropped seventeen places on Sunday after a final round 77 to finish in a tie of 68th position. John Senden missed the third round cut, whilst Cameron Percy missed the 1-under 36 hole cut mark along with Adam Scott and Greg Chalmers. Geoff Ogilvy, Matt Jones and Steven Bowditch also missed the weekend.
Scott recorded his second missed cut of the season and has fallen to No.120 on the FedExCup standings and fell to No. 64 on the Official World Golf Ranking.
Ogilvy missed the cut for the eighth time in 11 starts, whilst Bowditch, a former winner of this event, fired rounds of 83-82 and has missed the cut in each of his three PGA Tour starts this season.