IT was the shot of Greg Chalmers’ life – a 7-iron into the par-5 18th at Montreux Golf & Country Club to claim his first ever victory on the US PGA Tour at the Barracuda Championship.

With 43 points, the 42-year-old Western Australian won by six over big hitter Gary Woodland in a stableford system that sees eight points given for double eagle, five points for eagle, two points for birdie and deducts a point for bogey and three points for double bogey or worse.

With the victory, Chalmers nabs a two-year exemption on the US PGA Tour and a spot in next month’s Open Championship at Royal Troon.

World ranked 490th, Chalmers previously had conditional status on the US PGA Tour and was without a victory on the US PGA Tour in 385 career starts – or 18 years.

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