J.T. Poston earns maiden win at Wyndham Championship


J.T. Poston became the 14th first-time winner on the PGA Tour this season with his maiden victory at the Wyndham Championship

J.T. Poston did something no winner has done in 45 years when he claimed the Wyndham Championship - going bogey-free for 72 holes. 

Poston, who had six birdies and an eagle on Sunday, posted rounds of 65-65-66-62 to finish on 22-under-par with a total of 258, one shot ahead of fellow North Carolina man Webb Simpson. 

And he did it by making history, becoming just the second player in the game after Lee Trevino at the 1974 Greater New Orelans Open to accomplish the feat of becoming a PGA Tour winner with four bogey-free rounds.

"It feels unbelievable," the World No. 164 said of his win. "A dream come true."

"I've always dreamt that I could win out here and I felt like I had kinda proved that and gave myself some chances over the years but to be able to do it here in North Carolina with a lot of friends and family, I don't think I could have drawn it up any better."

Poston, 26, started the final round three shots off the lead but quickly moved into contention with a short birdie putt on the second and an eagle at the par-five fifth. From there, more excellent approach shots were rewarded with back-to-back birdies at the seventh and eighth holes for a front-nine of 30. 

With Byeong Hun An gaining momentum, Poston seemed the only man able to keep up, making a birdie from 12 feet on the 10th to get to 20-under-par before moving out to the top on his own with a near tap-in at the 13th. 

An up-and-down from the greenside bunker at the par-five 15th moved Poston to 22-under, and two-putt pars over the next three holes help him set the clubhouse target, which would end up being the number others could not get to, despite challenges from both An and Simpson. 

Having made it to 21-under by his 10th hole with three other birdies on the front, Byeong Hun An looked primed to win  his first PGA Tour title. But he failed to find the fairway with his drive on the 15th, and walked away from that hole two shots behind. 

He then poured in a 15 footer for birdie on 17 to get back to within one but his driver cost him dearly at the last, and a final hole bogey dropped An in to third place at 20-under. 

Webb Simpson, who has been a consistent threat at this golf course more than a handful of times, birdied four of his last five holes to get to 21-under-par and finish in second place outright.