Matthew Wolff shot a five-under 65 to finish at 10-under in a tie for fourth place Sunday at the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.
It was the former Oklahoma State standout’s first appearance at a golf major, and the best finish at a major from a former Cowboy since the 2018 Masters when Rickie Fowler took second to Patrick Reed.
Wolff started the final round four shots off the lead and climbed the leaderboard with three consecutive birdies and an eagle on the par-5 10th to pull within a shot of the lead at 9-under. The 21-year-old missed two birdie putts the next two holes before dropping a shot with a bogey at No. 14. Wolff made his fourth birdie on the par-4 16th and finished his round with another one to be the clubhouse leader.
But former Cal golfer Collin Morikawa finished 13-under to win the championship, the first major win of his career at only 23 years old.
Wolff tied with Justin Day, Tony Finau, Bryson DeChambeau (SMU) and Scottie Scheffler (Texas).
Matthew Wolff driving the ball...in slo-mo. Enjoy! #PGAChamp pic.twitter.com/kJuYG6qDwf— PGA Championship (@PGAChampionship) August 9, 2020
Former Cowboys Alex Noren and Viktor Hovland both climbed the leaderboard Sunday.
Noren leaped 12 spots during the final round with a 3-under 67 (five birdies, two bogies) to finish in a tie for 22nd at four-under.
Hovland shot a 4-under 66 (five birdies, one bogey) to climb 26 spots in the final round and finish tied for 33rd at two-under.