Scottie Scheffler has turn into the brand new world primary after defeating Dustin Johnson and Kevin Kisner to say the WGC-Dell Applied sciences Match Play title.
Runner-up to Billy Horschel finally yr’s occasion, Scheffler needed to beat former champions in each his semi-final and closing however he established early leads in each contests and refused to relinquish management.
In securing his third PGA Tour title in simply six weeks, the 25-year-old American will rise from fifth to first within the standings, ending Spain’s Jon Rahm’s time on the summit of the sport.
Scheffler, the youngest ever winner of the occasion, stated on Sky Sports activities: “I couldn’t be happier.
“Getting denied right here within the closing final yr was undoubtedly powerful and it could have stung even worse having to do this two years in a row however I simply saved my head down and saved enjoying some good golf.”
Standing in his approach of a second successive closing look was Dustin Johnson, a former world primary and champion at Austin Nation Membership 5 years in the past, however Scheffler was three up after 4 holes.
He was 5 photographs forward after 11 however Johnson got here roaring again by taking the following 4 holes courtesy of three birdies and a miscue from Scheffler, whose benefit was lower all the way down to a single stroke.
Scheffler, although, held his nerve and drilled an strategy to inside 15 ft on the sixteenth earlier than closing out a 3 and 1 victory shortly afterwards and arrange a showdown towards Kisner, who beat Corey Conners.
Kisner, who overcame defeat within the 2018 closing by lifting the trophy 12 months later, wanted a full 18 holes to see off his Canadian opponent, finally prevailing by two photographs however he was below stress early on towards Scheffler.
Scheffler, who required a sixth play-off gap to defeat Matt Fitzpatrick and attain the last-16, jumped out in entrance after the second gap and was two up after 4 when he sunk a 20-foot putt.
Scheffler prolonged his result in three photographs after six and closed the door on an tried comeback from his fellow American by chipping in for birdie from a greenside bunker to tie the twelfth.
The lead was prolonged to 4 photographs after Scheffler holed a 16-foot birdie putt on the 14th earlier than he closed out a complete 4 and three triumph for his third win in his final 5 begins.
Within the third place play-off Conners prevailed 3 and 1 towards Johnson.