JT Poston became first PGA Tour tournament winner to go bogey-free in 45 years
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JT Poston became first PGA Tour tournament winner to go bogey-free in 45 years

JT Poston made history with his win on Sunday at the 2019 Wyndham Championship. Of course, Poston made personal history, notching his first PGA Tour win with a one-shot victory over Webb Simpson at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.

However, in winning the final regular-season event on the PGA Tour schedule, Poston also became the first player in 45 years to win a PGA Tour tournament without dropping a single shot through a 72-hole event.

Poston made five birdies in Round 1, five birdies in Round 2, four birdies in Round 3, and then in the final round, six birdies and an eagle. All told, Poston made 20 birdies and an eagle, then 51 pars to win his maiden PGA Tour title in his home state of North Carolina.

This is the first time a PGA Tour winner hoisted the trophy without dropping a single shot since Lee Trevino won the 1974 Greater New Orleans Open. Trevino won that week by eight shots, closing with 65 to beat Ben Crenshaw and Bobby Cole at Lakewood Country Club on 21-under 267.

Since Trevino's 1974 bogey-free win, there have been other golfers who have gone 72 holes without a bogey and not won. Earlier in 2019, Scott Piercy went bogey-free at the AT&T Byron Nelson at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas, and finished T-2 to Sung Kang. In 2010, Charles Howell III didn't make a bogey at The Greenbrier Classic but didn't win, finishing T-9 and eight shots behind Stuart Appleby, who shot 59 in the final round to win.

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