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Sports Landry hangs on for 2nd PGA Tour title at American Express

02:41  20 january  2020
02:41  20 january  2020 Source:   thescore.com

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Andrew Landry birdied the final two holes on Sunday to shoot a 5-under 67 and claim The American Express for his second PGA Tour title.

The 32-year-old entered the final round in Palm Springs, California tied with Scottie Scheffler and managed to pull away from the pack with flawless golf through the first 12 holes. He led by as many as six shots over Abraham Ancer, who was mounting a charge of his own.

However, Landry began to unravel with three consecutive bogeys and a sloppy par on the par-5 16th. He stood on the par-3 17th, home of a daunting island green, tied with Ancer.

Despite the struggles, Landry hit his tee shot to six feet on No. 17 and converted the birdie putt to regain his solo lead. He closed with a birdie on 18 to secure a two-shot victory over Ancer at 26-under par.

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Donald drifted on and off the PGA Tour over the next 15 years, never posting a win. He finished the year 178th in the FedExCup standings and back on the developmental Web.Com Tour the following season. On Sunday at the Valero Texas Open, Landry served notice that he intended to stay clear of

Landry took a two-stroke lead to the par-5 18th after Mullinax chunked a flop shot and bogeyed the short par-4 17th. Landry hit a 55-foot putt over a ridge to 3 feet for par on 17 and made an 8-footer on 18 after running a 50-foot downhill birdie try past. Landry won in his 32 nd PGA Tour start.

Landry lost in a playoff to Jon Rahm at the 2018 edition of the Palm Springs event. Prior to Sunday, the 2018 Texas Open was his only PGA Tour victory.

Ancer fired a 9-under 63 at the Stadium Course at PGA West to mark his second runner-up finish in his last 12 events.

Scheffler carded a 2-under 70 to end up alone in third.

Here's how the top of the leaderboard finished at The American Express:

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AmEx champ Landry avoids disaster, shows mettle and delivers in clutch .
Andrew Landry hung tough after giving up a six-shot lead and hit the shot of the tournament on the hardest hole to win The American Express.The 166-yard, par-3 17th at PGA West’s Stadium Course is not only longer than its island-green sibling, No. 17 at TPC Sawgrass, but it also features a smaller target.

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