Matthew Wolff entered the final round of the 2020 U.S. Open as the tournament’s leader, and while he wasn’t able to win his first career major, runner-up isn’t too shabby for a 21-year-old.
Wolff was one of five former Oklahoma State golfers who competed this weekend at Winged Foot in New York. Wolff will capture the OSU-related headlines, and deservedly so, but all five former Pokes in the field made the cut and walked away with a good chunk of change.
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The win netted Wolff a cool $1.35 million, while Hovland took home $226K and Fowler won $30K. Noren earned $171K and Howell III earned $80K. Not a bad week!
Winged Foot provided an interesting challenge, as it played tougher Friday and Sunday than it did Thursday and Saturday. It sent Wolff on quite the roller coaster of shooting a 66 in Round 1, a 74 in Round 2, a 65 in Round 3 and a 75 in Round 4.
Despite putting in his worst round of the tournament Sunday, Wolff did eagle the ninth hole, a par five.
Hovland’s low round came Saturday when he shot a 70. Hovland’s game is a game of consistency. He didn’t quite go on the roller coaster Wolff did, shooting 71, 71, 70 and 75.
Fowler’s inconsistencies provided him struggles, though. After shooting a 69 on Thursday, he shot a 77 and 79 on Friday and Sunday with a 72 squeezed between on Saturday.