Wyndham Championship Recap: Poston Gets First Tour Victory
Wyndham Championship Recap: Poston Gets First Tour Victory

This article is part of our Weekly Recap series.

The fun thing about the Wyndham Championship is of course that it's two tournaments in one – the tournament to see who finishes first on the week and the tournament to see who finishes in the top-125 on the season. And candidly, whenever J.T. Poston's name came up the past couple of years, it was strictly in relation to the top-125.

Not anymore.

The 26-year-old Poston became the 14th first-time winner on the PGA Tour this season, playing a flawless four days of golf to win the Wyndham in his home state of North Carolina by a stroke over heavily favored Webb Simpson.

And by flawless, we mean it: Poston was the first golfer in 45 years to play 72 holes without a bogey, since Lee Trevino in the 1974 Zurich Classic. He finished with a career-best 8-under 62.

Poston is a fairly decent golfer – he actually was well inside the top-125 this year at 83rd – but there was no indication that a win for him was on the horizon. His previous high finish was a tie for fourth at the 2017 Shriners. Of course, most first-time winners come out of nowhere; even first-timers Matthew Wolff and Collin Morikawa were big surprises, no so much that they won but that they won so soon.

Poston thus moves to 27th in the FedEx cup point standings, and if he could hang on to make the Tour Championship, that would give him some perks that not even a

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Len Hochberg
Hochberg covers golf for RotoWire. A veteran sports journalist, he contributes to Sports on Earth and was an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for many years.
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