A golfer who honed his game in Rickmansworth has won his first PGA Tour event.
Matt Wallace turned professional in 2012 and has since triumphed in top golfing tours across the globe. Despite an excellent career that saw him break into the world’s top 50 players, the glory of winning on the PGA Tour had previously eluded him.
That was until Wallace entered the Corales Puntacana Championship in the Dominican Republic, where four days of golf from March 23 to 26 saw him finish one stroke ahead of Nicolai Højgaard in second place.
After the championship, Matt said: “Winning on the PGA Tour for the first time is huge and after five years without a victory, to get the biggest of my career really is very special.”
On his way to the top, Wallace played and trained at Moor Park Golf Club in Rickmansworth for many years. Now, his former clubmates are wishing the inspirational Wallace well on his climb up the pro ladder.
Moor Park chief executive Chris Fitt said: “Moor Park and the members are very proud of Matt’s success. Often Matt is a talking point amongst the members in the bar, many of whom have fond memories of watching him learn his craft at the Club. Now he is putting all the practice, talent, and hard work to good use by flying the flag for us on the other side of the pond. We wish him continued success and we look forward to welcoming Matt back to the Club, whenever that may be!”
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