Sam Burns has captured the biggest title of his career by winning the WGC Match Play Championship, routing Cameron Young 6&5 in an all-American final.
World No.15 Burns took a $US3.5 million ($A5.2m) top prize at Austin Country Club in Texas by making eight birdies in the last 10 holes to dispatch 17th-ranked Young, last year’s British Open runner-up.
“What a week. Man, I’m so tired,” Burns said. “It was fun playing Cam. I know he didn’t have his best stuff.” It was the fifth career PGA title for Burns, who won all seven of his matches to become the first player to capture the WGC Match Play in his debut since Australian Geoff Ogilvy in 2006.
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