Ryan Moore held on for a one-stroke victory over Brendon de Jonge in his hometown of Las Vegas to claim his second career win on the U.S. PGA Tour.
Moore shot a 5-under-par 66 during yesterday’s final round at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He finished with a four-round total of 24-under 260 at TPC at Summerlin to break the tournament’s previous scoring record of 261 set last year by Kevin Na.
Moore, 29, received $810,000 for his first victory since his breakthrough at the 2009 Wyndham Championship. A 2005 graduate of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Moore said it was especially satisfying to win in front of his family and his wife, Nichole, who is scheduled to give birth to the couple’s first child in less than a month.
“It’s one of those weeks that it all just kind of went my way,” said Moore, who held at least a share of the lead since the opening round. “I was able to start out great and shoot 10 under the first day. That kind of put me into position so I could just play solid golf from that point on and still have a really good chance to win. That’s what I did.”
Zimbabwe’s de Jonge shot a final-round 67 to finish at 23 under. Jonas Blixt of Sweden was third at 20 under, two shots better than Jason Day of Australia.
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