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.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 4, 2016
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.