After semis full of twists and turns, the final was more one-sided. And in this duel of outsiders, it was Sam Burns who got the better of Cameron Young. The latter however launched hostilities, taking control, with 1up, thanks to a birdie at 2. This hole seems to have been a real turning point for Scottie Scheffler’s scorer in the previous round. From then on, the 26-year-old racked up eight birdies over the next eleven holes, equalizing and then inexorably increasing his lead.
Fifth PGA Tour title for Burns
Indeed, Cameron Young has failed to keep up with the imposed pace. Sam Burns therefore won with a score of (6/5). The native of Shreveport, Louisiana, is crowned world champion of Match-Play. This is his fifth title on the PGA Tour.
McIlroy wins against Scheffler
The match for third place offered a good poster between Scottie Scheffler and Rory McIlroy, the first against the third in the world. It is finally the Northern Irishman who climbed on the third step of the podium (2/1). In the lead from the first hole, following a bogey conceded by the American, the 33-year-old golfer then hung on to stay in front throughout the game. The winner of four Majors, for example, made a nice eagle at 12, to respond to the birdie of the recent winner of the Players Championship.