Smylie Kaufman captures maiden PGA title

Smylie Kaufman
Kaufman turned professional in 2014 and played on the Web.com Tour in 2015
Shriners Hospitals for Children Open final leaderboard
-16 S Kaufman (US); -15 K Na (US), P Kizzire (US), C Tringale, J Bohn (US), A Cejka (Ger); Selected others -9: R Fowler (US); -7 R Knox (Sco; -5 G Owen (Eng), M Laird (Sco)

American Smylie Kaufman carded a final-round 61 to win his maiden PGA title with victory in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.

The 23-year-old began the day seven shots off the lead but played the final nine holes of a bogey-free round in 29, with five birdies and an eagle, to reach 16 under.

Former champion Kevin Na finished one shot back, after his 15-foot birdie chance at the last shaved the hole.

Kaufman collected $1.15m (£750,000).

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