Matthew Wolff remarkably won his third tournament as a pro at the 2019 3M Open. The rookie was a little hot and cold last year, but the young prodigy is already beginning to find his consistency.
The 21-year-old former Oklahoma State Cowboy comes to the CJ Cup on a streak of six made cuts and six top-25s in his last 10 starts. Wolff’s not just making the cut on the number. He was the 54-hole leader at the U.S. Open where he took second.
The rising star took a couple well-deserved weeks off before nearly winning again at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Wolff reached a three-man playoff but was outdone by a medium length birdie putt rolled in by Martin Laird.
.For those keeping track at home, that’s his third runner-up of the year.
Wolff fired 68-66-61-66. His score on Saturday was low round of the tournament.
“…my game has progressed amazingly and at pace that if you would’ve told me I would’ve been pretty amazed by it,” Wolff was quoted by ASAP Sports. “I feel like my short game, my putting is really stepping up, which is — you know, can be nice to rely on it. When I’m hitting it good and don’t have to use those two things, then this is what I do.
“Like I said, every part of my game feels amazing right now.”
These close calls have to be digging at a competitor like him, but at least he knows he’s gotten it done on the PGA Tour before.
Wolff ranked 12th last season in strokes gained off the tee. He was absolutely bombing it at TPC Summerlin and will look to use the driver to his advantage again at Shadow Creek.