The 2017 Grey Goose World Par 3 Championship finished up on Saturday, March 18th. After an exciting two days the tournament came down to the final hole where American Chris Ward made birdie to capture the (USD) $10,000 first prize.
The event, conducted by the PGA of Canada in Bermuda, saw Americans Ward and Jimmy Lytle reach the final hole in a tie at 4 under par. There Ward’s tee shot landed sweetly, some six feet from the flag, leading to the birdie attempt, conversion, and victory.
“I had a pretty good idea that putt on the last was for the win,” Ward said. “For a six-foot putt I had to play it outside of the hole, so luckily I hit it at the right pace and it turned at the end to fall in the hole.”
While Lytle earned second, it was a Canadian, Oliver Tubb, that took third place alone. Raised in Stirling, Ontario but now living in Vancouver, the former Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada member was pleased with how the Turtle Hill Golf Club held up for the event.
“This golf course is just awesome and the greens are about as pure as any that I’ve putted on in many years,” Tubb said.
Past champions of the GREY GOOSE World Par 3 Championship include Bermudian Daniel Augustus, PGA Tour winner Nick Taylor, PGA of Canada member Ian Doig, American Jordan Mitchell, Mark Mouland of the European Senior Tour, Thomas Curtis and last year’s winner from Brazil, Rafael Becker.
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