Atwal finishes 23rd while Wolff wins the first title.
BLAINE (US): Indian golfer Arjun Atwal , who was in the fight to break his nine-year title drought, could not deliver the magic on the last day, with a total of 70 below zero to finish on 23 of the first round of Tied-23. 3M Open on Sunday.
Atwal had become the first Monday qualified to win an event in the PGA Tour when he secured the 2010 Wyndham Championship and the 46-year-old Indian, he was three shots from the lead after the third round.
His excellent performance on Monday and then from Thursday onwards earned him a place in the week John Deere Classic , the last event to try to win a sport in The Open.
Atwal's 70 gave him a low total of 13 and his T-23 was his best result of the season.
However, the day belonged to the 20 year old, Matt Wolff , who played only his third event as a professional and only the fourth event of the PGA.
Wolff at the end Bryson DeChambeau by a shot on the 18th fairway, not just caught up but overhauled the leader with a stunning 26-foot putt for 21-under 263 that gave him his first PGA Tour win and opened a whole new world for him.
Atwal, who started the day three shots at leader Wolff, had all his chances of losing when he double-bogeyed in the fifth Par-3 and there was another bogey in the seventh.
Not even the sixth and eighth birdies helped him when he turned around while the leaders kept moving away. In the last nine years, he defended himself with two birds and one bogey, but only got one under 70 and 13 under.
Well, it was nice that the guys from John Deere (Classic) gave me an invitation. That means I do not have to qualify for Monday or it would have been a long trip, he said.
Wolff's previous winners in professional prowess were Travelers Championship (MDF/T80) and Rocket Mortgage Classic (MC). As an amateur, he finished the T50 at the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Wolff will also participate in Augusta in 2020. He will also be eligible for the following events of the 2020 calendar: Sentry Tournament, PLAYERS 'Championship and PGA Championship .