After finishing eight groups ahead of the other leaders in the last round, Luke List knew he was in for a lengthy wait. When he sat down to watch from the Torrey Pines dining room with his family, he retrieved a cookie to keep his 3-year-old daughter occupied.
Luke List got an even bigger treat for tiny Ryann List two hours later, Torrey Pines on Saturday
Scoring a goal in the first match hole, Luke won his first PGA Tour event. He won the prestigious Farmers Insurance Open as he held off W Zalatoris until long after dusk.
Luke List Wins First PGA Title
Luke List started the last round 5 strokes behind leaders Jason D and Zalatoris. Despite finishing with a six-under sixty-six, List had to wait over two hours to confirm if he had secured a chance to win for the very first time in his career, which began almost 10 years ago.
His PGA Tour career started in 2013, six years after he graduated from Vanderbilt and became pro. A two-year excursion back to what was then the Web.com Tour, however, abruptly ended it.
When Zalatoris botched an eight-foot putt on par-five 18th, requiring a playoff, he lost the chance to win for the first time in his career.
List pivoted an incredible 131-yard approach ball to a foot close to the mug after both participants salvaged their wayward match tee attempts from a bunker.
Luke List rejoiced with his wife, Chloe, who was holding 7-month-old Harrison while List was holding Ryann after he tapped in. Zalatoris botched his 13-foot birdie putt. List believes his daughter is intrigued by trophies because she thinks they contain sweets, but the Farmers trophy is really a replica of the rare Torrey pine tree.
List and Zalatoris concluded rule at fifteen-under 273, triggering the Farmers’ 4th playoff in 11 years. Zalatoris finished with a tense finale 71, which included 12 consecutive pars.