Tuesday September 29, 2020 – Hudson Swafford snagged the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship in dramatic fashion. Tied for the lead going into the 71st hole, Swafford threw a dart to 4 feet and sank the birdie putt to go 1-up heading into 18. After a scare on 18 due to some shaky short-game play, Swafford secured his 2nd win on the PGA Tour. Not gonna lie, it was a pretty epic W for a guy who’s been on a medical extension.
“Man, it’s amazing. Words can’t really describe it,” Swafford said after the win. “Last two years have been tough. Not family-wise, though. Me and my wife had our first son, life’s great and golf was really hard, and to do this, it’s fun. This is why I get up and grind.”
It’s safe to say that this W meant a lot to him. After all, he was playing for far more than just a paycheck. Check out this breakdown of what came with the W:
- Tour exemption through 2023
- 500 FedExCup points
- Automatic entry into the 2021 Masters, PGA Championship, THE PLAYERS Championship, and the Sentry Tournament of Champions, among others.
Winners & Losers
- Winner – Hudson Swafford. See above in case you forgot.
- Loser – Adam Long. Despite taking a 2-stroke lead over Hudson into Sunday, he just didn’t have it on Sunday. After shooting 75, he ended up solo 5th. He certainly wasn’t happy with the finish, but a nice $164,000 payday should help lessen the blow.
If You Want to Feel Bad About Your Bank Account
Here’s a look at how the bank accounts of the Top 5 fared at the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship:
- Hudson Swafford – $720,000
- Tyler McCumber – $436,000
- Mackenzie Hughes – $276,000
- Nate Lashley – $196,000
- Adam Long – $164,000
With the $720,000 bump, Swafford’s career PGA Tour earnings are nearly $7 Million.
WTF Else Is Goin’ On
- Scottie Scheffler returns to action this week after a little break from play due to Corona. Keep an eye on him this weekend in Jackson, MS.
- Tony Finau is being sued for $16M by a former business contact.
- Tiger Woods’ backup (replica) Scotty Cameron Newport 2 putter sold for $154,000 at auction this weekend.
The Week Ahead
- BIG week for Cut Draw and our members. The website is live. Anyone that joins the club before 10/5 will be entered for a chance to win a TaylorMade SIM Driver. Check out our Instagram for more info.
- The Sanderson Farms Championship is this weekend in Jackson, MS. The tournament is being played at the Country Club of Jackson.