ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Matt Fitzpatrick shot 6-under 66 on the Old Course to win the weather-affected Dunhill Links golf Championship by three strokes.
The 2022 US Open champion was 19-under par overall for an event that was reduced to 54 holes.
Ryan Fox, a recent winner at the BMW PGA Championship, shot 65 on the Old Course and was tied for second place with Matthew Southgate and Marcus Armitage. “It’s funny really, it was kind of a freewheeling week — playing with mum and just trying to enjoy it the best I can and see what happened,” Fitzpatrick said.
Elsewhere, the 2023 Sanderson Farms Championship ended in dramatic fashion as Luke List sank a 43-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to secure the victory, for his second career PGA Tour.
The playoff would not have been possible if not for Ben Griffin struggling down the stretch at the Country Club of Jackson. Griffin missed an 8-foot par putt on the final hole.
That gave a chance to List, Swedish sensation Ludvig Aberg, Henrik Norlander and Scott Stallings, all of whom returned to the par-4 18th hole alongside Griffin. None looked to have a reasonable birdie chance until List poured in his putt and slammed his fist in celebration.
American professional golfer closed with a 2-under 70 and missed a birdie chance from just inside 10 feet on the final hole, giving away his cap to a fan because he figured that would be the last hole he played.
He played the 18th again and made an even longer putt for his first win since Torrey Pines in early 2022. The victory gets List into the Masters.
Griffin, who had a two-shot lead with three holes to play, shot 74.
Hyo Joo Kim of South Korea started with a five-shot lead and didn´t give anyone much of a chance, closing with with a 2-under 69 to win The Ascendant LPGA by four shots.
It was the second straight week for a wire-to-wire winner on the LPGA Tour, following Hae Ran Ryu in the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship.
Bianca Pagdanganan, the big hitter from the Philippines, closed with a 65 to tie for second with Atthaya Thitikul of Thailand, who also shot a 65.
Lexi Thompson could only manage a 70 in her final found on the LPGA Tour before she tests her game on the PGA Tour in Las Vegas next week. She finished six shots behind in fifth place and never seriously challenged Kim.
Kim finished at 13-under 271 and earned $270,000, moving her past $2 million for the year for the first time in her career.
Elsewhere, Paul Barjon had a big weekend at the right time, closing with a 4-under 68 for a three-shot victory in the Korn Ferry Tour Championship to move him into the top 30 of players who earned PGA Tour cards for 2024.
Barjon came into the final event at No. 45 on the points list, and then he went 64-68 to secure his card.
Shad Tuten thought his 74 was going to be just enough to finish in the top 30. But after his round, video showed that he took an improper drop in the 15th fairway and he was assessed a two-shot penalty. That dropped him to a 76, and he fell outside the top 30.
Rafael Campos missed a birdie putt on his final hole and was in tears. He was at No. 31 but moved to No. 30 when Tuten was penalized.
Ben Kohles locked up No. 1 on the points list, giving him a spot in The Players Championship and the US Open.