South Africa’s Erik van Rooyen birdied the 18th hole with the help of a lucky bounce to win the 2021 Barracuda Championship for his first tour victory.
The 31-year-old from Cape Town scored 16 points in the fourth round for a 50 point total and a five-shot win over runner-up Andrew Putnam of the United States at the Old Greenwood Course in Truckee, California.
“When it is your day, it is your day,” said van Rooyen.
Van Rooyen becomes the third South Africa to win on the PGA Tour this year, joining Branden Grace and Garrick Higgo. This is the first time three different South African’s have won in the same season since 2010 when Ernie Els, Tim Clark and Louis Oosthuizen did it.
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