Dylan Frittelli Wins First PGA Tour Title At John Deere Classic

South African Frittelli won his first PGA Tour title by two shots after a final round 64

Dylan Frittelli Wins First PGA Tour Title
(Image credit: Getty Images)

South African Frittelli won his first PGA Tour title by two shots after a final round 64

Dylan Frittelli Wins First PGA Tour Title At John Deere Classic

South African Dylan Frittelli joined his Texas Men's Golf teammate Jordan Spieth this week as a player who secured his first ever PGA Tour title at the John Deere Classic.

On a stellar final day of scoring Frittelli played beautifully to shoot 64 and win by two strokes from Russell Henly who shot 61. This was Frittelli's first win of any kind for nearly two years as his last came at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open back in 2017.

See more

Afterward Frittelli acknowledged the importance of his positive thinking all day. He has been working with sports psychologist Jay Brunza who helped Frittelli acknowledge that he cannot affect outcomes by obsessing over them. This mind-set revealed itself on the 14th hole as Frittelli three-putted. His response? A wry smile. From then on he played the last four holes in one-under and victory was his.

There were several benefits for Frittelli after the win, chief among which is that he qualified for The Open Championship held at Royal Portrush. Another is that he has played himself into huge contention to make Ernie Els's Presidents Cup team which will take on the US later this year. Oh and he has also guaranteed his participation on the PGA Tour for the next couple of seasons which cannot be understated in its importance.

Expand Wiesberger Wins Scottish Open In Dramatic Play-off

Wiesberger Wins Scottish Open In Dramatic Play-off

Wiesberger Wins Scottish Open In Dramatic Play-off

The Austrian beat Benjamin Hebert to win his…

Expand Bernd Wiesberger What’s In The Bag?

Wiesberger Wins Scottish Open In Dramatic Play-off

Bernd Wiesberger What’s In The Bag?

Take a look at the equipment used by…

Expand Dylan Frittelli What’s In The Bag?

Wiesberger Wins Scottish Open In Dramatic Play-off

Dylan Frittelli What’s In The Bag?

We take a look at the South African's…

Expand Open Championship Golf Betting Tips 2019 – Final Round

open championship golf betting tips

Open Championship Golf Betting Tips 2019 – Final Round

Who is going to make you some money…

Further down the leaderboard was Henly, Andrew Landry and youngster Collin Morikawa. Viktor Hovland also shot a final-round 64 to come in tied 16th whereas his Oklahoma State partner Matthew Wolff struggled on the final day to come in tied 36th place.

Don't forget to follow Golf Monthly on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest golf news.

Sam Tremlett
E-commerce Editor

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.


Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

He also oversees all Tour player content as well so if you need to know what clubs Tiger or Rory has in play, Sam is the person to ask. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 


Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer