Taylor Pendrith Secures First PGA Tour Victory in Dramatic Finish

At Glance

– ‣ Taylor Pendrith wins his first PGA Tour title after birdieing the last hole and capitalizing on Ben Kohles’ disastrous bogey on the 72nd hole.
– ‣ Ben Kohles misses a crucial par putt on the 18th, making his first bogey of the day, which cost him a potential playoff spot.
– ‣ Kohles’ error on the final green, where he failed to get up and down, handed Pendrith a short putt for the championship victory.

Oh boy, what a day it was on the green!

May 5, 2024, will be etched in Taylor Pendrith’s memory forever. He nailed a birdie on the last hole, clinching his first PGA Tour title. It was a nail-biter, especially after Ben Kohles’s unexpected bogey. The drama! Pendrith’s family was there, soaking in the joy. Moments like these, they’re unforgettable. Check out the tweet capturing it all. Pure bliss.

Just a bit earlier, Pendrith was eyeing an eagle from 41 feet away. The putt, though, had other plans, veering off. Kohles had his chance but missed, marking his first bogey of the day. And just like that, Pendrith was set up for a title-winning putt. Winning ain’t easy, folks. Kohles’s bogey on the 72nd hole was a heartbreaker, missing a playoff by a whisker.

The final green was a battlefield. Kohles needed a miracle to push Pendrith into a playoff. But fate was cruel, and his chip shot fell short. It was a gift wrapped in misfortune for Pendrith.

Kohles had the 18th hole in his sights, known as the easiest on the course. His drive was decent, but his second shot didn’t make it. Pendrith, trailing by a shot, found the green in two. The tension was palpable.

The 17th hole was a cauldron of nerves. Pendrith and Kohles were neck and neck. Kohles’s wedge shot was decent, but Pendrith’s ball had other ideas, spinning off the green. Kohles sunk his birdie putt, pulling ahead as Pendrith scrambled for par.

Pendrith’s drive on the 16th was monstrous but off-target. Somehow, he found the green, setting up a par save. Kohles, on the other hand, nailed a birdie, leveling the playing field. The competition was fierce.

The 15th hole saw Pendrith eyeing a birdie, but alas, it wasn’t meant to be. Both he and Kohles had to settle for par. The tension was mounting.

The 14th hole was a missed opportunity for the final group. Birdie putts were missed all around. The pressure of the title chase was getting to them.

Pendrith’s driving prowess was on full display on the 13th. Despite a poor approach, he managed to save par. Knapp wasn’t as lucky, finding trouble in the sand.

Matt Wallace was making moves, chipping in on the 12th and birdieing the 13th. His fist pump said it all. He was in the hunt.

Knapp found trouble on the 12th, driving into the trees. Pendrith, in contrast, was setting up for a birdie. The dynamics were shifting.

Rafael Campos finished with a flourish, eagling the last for a -8 round of 63. What a performance!

On the 11th, Pendrith’s approach was off, but he managed to save par. Kohles and Knapp couldn’t capitalize, missing their birdie chances.

Dallas native Kohles was thrilling the locals, keeping the pressure on Knapp and Pendrith. The 10th hole saw him 45 feet from the pin, but Knapp managed a birdie, tightening the race.

Knapp used his power effectively on the ninth, setting up a birdie. Pendrith matched him, but Kohles couldn’t keep up, resulting in a tie at the top.

The eighth hole offered Kohles a birdie chance, and he didn’t disappoint, going top as his rivals faltered.

The seventh hole saw all three in the final group hitting the green, but no birdies were made. Pendrith held onto his lead.

Drama unfolded at the sixth, with Pendrith holing out from the sand for a birdie. Kohles kept the pressure on with his third consecutive birdie.

Aaron Rai was making his move, sinking a massive putt on the ninth for eagle. He was hot on the heels of the leaders.

The fifth hole was kind to Knapp and Kohles, both picking up shots on Pendrith. The battle was heating up.

Teenager Kris Kim was proving his worth, making the cut and impressing everyone. The kid’s got game.

Pendrith had a chance to extend his lead on the fourth, but Knapp and Kohles were not making it easy.

A stroke of luck for Pendrith on the third, his ball staying out of the water. He managed to save par and maintain his lead.

Rafael Campos was on fire, making a significant move up the leaderboard. His round was nothing short of spectacular.

The second hole offered birdie chances for the leaders, but none could convert. The tension was building.

The final group teed off, with Pendrith setting the pace with a birdie. The stage was set for an epic showdown.

Today’s tournament honored the legendary Byron Nelson. His record is awe-inspiring, setting a high bar for the players.

Adam Schenk was showing his intent early on, climbing into contention with four straight birdies. He was on a mission.

Nick Dunlap’s start was less than ideal, with bogeys setting him back early in the round. A tough break for the young pro.

What a rollercoaster of emotions and skill on display. Golf, you unpredictable beast, you’ve done it again.

Elliott Mitchell
Elliott Mitchell
Elliott Mitchell is a Golf Glance Senior Writer. After earning a degree in Sports Journalism, he joined the club in 2021. Elliott is in charge of Golf Glance's news, features, and travel sections, as well as the courses.

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