Will Zalatoris

Will Zalatoris
Personal information
Full nameWilliam Patrick Zalatoris
Born (1996-08-16) August 16, 1996 (age 24)
San Francisco, California
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)
Nationality United States
ResidencePlano, Texas
Career
CollegeWake Forest University
Turned professional2018
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
European Tour
Former tour(s)Korn Ferry Tour
Professional wins1
Highest ranking27 (April 11, 2021)[1]
(as of June 6, 2021)
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament2nd: 2021
PGA ChampionshipT8: 2021
U.S. OpenT6: 2020
The Open ChampionshipDNP

William Patrick Zalatoris (born August 16, 1996) is an American professional golfer on the PGA Tour. He won the 2020 TPC Colorado Championship on the Korn Ferry Tour. He finished second in the 2021 Masters Tournament, while making his debut.

College career

Representing Trinity Christian Academy in suburban Dallas, Texas, Zalatoris won the U.S. Junior Amateur title in 2014.[2] He attended Wake Forest University in North Carolina, and was named ACC Player of the Year in 2017.[3] He was also a member of the U.S. Walker Cup team in 2017, teammates with future PGA Tour winners Collin Morikawa and Cameron Champ.[4] He left school before his senior year to turn professional.[5]

Professional career

Zalatoris turned professional in 2018 but failed to make it past First Stage of the Korn Ferry Tour Q School.[6] With no status in 2019, Zalatoris relied on Monday qualifying and sponsor exemptions to play in Korn Ferry Tour events. He secured membership for the remainder of the season on July 7 after a tie for third at the LECOM Health Challenge, and finished the regular season 60th in points, earning full status for the 2020 season.[7]

Zalatoris' first professional victory came in July 2020, when he won the TPC Colorado Championship by one stroke.[8] The win moved him to first place on the Korn Ferry Tour points list and qualified him for the U.S. Open at Winged Foot. At the U.S. Open, he aced the par-3 7th hole during the first round, very nearly replicating it six holes later,[9] and tied for sixth place, at five-over par, alongside world number one Dustin Johnson; it was his first top-10 finish in a major championship.[10] He followed it up with a T8 at the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship, and secured Special Temporary Member status after the Bermuda Championship in early November.

In April 2021, Zalatoris was second in the Masters Tournament with a score of 9-under-par, finishing one stroke behind champion Hideki Matsuyama.

Amateur wins

Source:[11]

Professional wins (1)

Korn Ferry Tour wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Jul 4, 2020 TPC Colorado Championship −15 (67-67-70-69=273) 1 stroke United States Chase Johnson

Results in major championships

Results not in chronological order before 2019 and in 2020.

Tournament 2018 2019 2020 2021
Masters Tournament 2
PGA Championship T8
U.S. Open CUT T6
The Open Championship NT
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
NT = No tournament due to COVID-19 pandemic

Results in The Players Championship

Tournament 2021
The Players Championship T17

"T" indicates a tie for a place

Results in World Golf Championships

Tournament 2021
Championship T22
Match Play T28
Invitational
Champions

"T" = Tied

U.S. national team appearances

Amateur

References

  1. ^ "Week 15 2021 Ending 11 Apr 2021" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved April 12, 2021.
  2. ^ a b Wildhack, Sean (April 3, 2020). "Zalatoris, Riley progress from U.S. Junior finalists to roommates". PGA Tour. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  3. ^ "Will Zalatoris Named ACC Player of the Year". godeacs.com. May 11, 2017. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  4. ^ "Meet the USA Walker Cup team". USGA. August 21, 2017. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  5. ^ Dell, John (July 1, 2020). "Will Zalatoris, a former Wake Forest star, hitting his stride on the Korn Ferry Tour". Winston-Salem Journal. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  6. ^ "First Stage – The Woodlands, TX". BlueGolf. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  7. ^ "Will Zalatoris Profile". PGA Tour. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  8. ^ Romine, Brentley (July 4, 2020). "Will Zalatoris wrote his caddie a check for the winner's share, then went and won". Golf Channel. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  9. ^ Kelly, Todd (September 17, 2020). "U.S. Open: Will Zalatoris makes hole-in-one, almost does it again later in round". USA Today. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  10. ^ Gray, Will (September 21, 2020). "Will Zalatoris surpasses KFT season earnings with U.S. Open T-6". Golf Channel. Retrieved September 21, 2020.
  11. ^ "Will Zalatoris". World Amateur Golf Ranking. Retrieved September 20, 2020.

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