Austin Cook Wins R S M Classic His First Tour Victory

21 November 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Austin Cook was chased by proven PGA TOUR winners all day at The RSM Classic.

The PGA TOUR rookie held off veterans Brian Gay,

Chris Kirk, Kevin Kisner and Brian Harman on Sunday

At the chilly, windy Sea Island Club’s Seaside Course.

Cook closed with a 3-under 67 for a four-stroke victory over

J.J. Spaun. The victory in the final PGA TOUR event of the calendar

Year gave Cook a spot in THE PLAYERS Championship next year.

“It was definitely exciting … real brutal with the wind,” Cook said.

“I got off to a slow start but I was able to keep my head level and know

There was a lot of golf to be played. With the wind and those conditions,

A lot could happen.”Cook birdied three of his last four holes after

the three-shot lead he began the day with slipped to one over Spaun.

Cook made a 14-foot birdie putt at No. 18 to finish at 21-under 261.

Spaun shot a 66.Gay, the oldest contender of the week at 45

Eagled the par-4 18th hole from 161 yards with a 9-iron to break

Out of a five-way tie for third and finish at 16 under. He shot 68.

Kirk (71) and Kisner (68), past winners of the tournament, St    
Simons Island resident Brian Harman (65) and Andrew Landry

(67) tied for fourth at 14 under.

Cook, the 26-year-old from Little Rock, earned $1,116,000

And improved to third on the FedEx Cup points list.

Cook, who has Gay’s former caddie, Kip Henley, carrying his bag,

Never slipped after a bogey at the second hole, just his second of the week.

He missed only two fairways in the final round and made par after four of his

Five Missed greens. He led the field in scrambling, converting 11 of 12

pars after missing greens, and tied for fourth by hitting 48 of 56 fairways.

“With Kip on the bag, he was able to keep me in the moment and keep me pressing instead of playing conservative,” Cook said.




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