James Hahn Beats Castro at PGA Tour

On Sunday, James Hahn parred the first hole of a sudden-death playoff where he beat Roberto Castro for the Wells Fargo Championship title. The triumph ended the months of misery on the PGA Tour.

America’s James Hahn arrived in Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina this past week where he missed eight straight cuts. However, since February, he has rebounded and produced around 60. Hahn had to hold back his emotions after sinking a four-foot par putt at the Quail Hollow’s difficult 18th hole to take his second career title.

Hahn needed only an average par for the great victory as his competitor, Castro, was in trouble’s way in the playoff when he sent his tee shot into the fairway stream guarding. His third hit from the bank amazingly landed in the shoe of a spectator by the green and afterward his chip rolled past the pin and stopped for a bogey.

With humility, Hahn says it is crazy to call himself a two-time PGA Tour Champion and doing this on the first playoff hole is amazing. Both Castro and Hahn finished 72 holes at the nine under 279 and one shot in front of England’s Justin Rose.

Hahn earned his first career title via the playoff in 2015 at the Northern Trust Opening in Los Angeles. The player bogeyed the 18th regulation to cap a 70 hole; Castro closed it with a 71. While England’s Justin Rose carded with a 71 for solo, coming in at third place on 280.

Phil Mickelson, the five-time major winner, and Rory Mcllroy of Northern Ireland led a group of 281 while both of them climbing the leader board with 66’s. Afterward, they were joined by the overnight leader Rickie Fowler where he carded a 74 and Andrew Loupe signed for a 71.

Castro seized the lead with a birdie at only 15, but Hahn bogeyed 16 and 17 allowing Hahn to moved one ahead. Following, Hahn missed a chance to close out in regulation; his seven-footers for par at the 72nd hole, unfortunately, failed to drop. Right after, James Hahn Castro saved par from the right rough at 18 to force the playoff, but he wasn’t able to master the difficult hole again.

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