Sam Burns closes the deal, Korn Ferry Tour grads start hot, Bryson DeChambeau puts on a power show, the caddie carousel continues to spin and more in this week’s edition of Monday Scramble:
Sam Burns is getting used to this – and that’s scary stuff for the rest of the Tour.
Last season, the 25-year-old led the Tour in 36-hole co-leads (five) and shared with Jordan Spieth the most 54-hole leads (four). He converted only one of those opportunities, at the Valspar Championship, but all of those experiences are making him more comfortable during crunch time.
Burns didn’t shy away from the moment at the Sanderson Farms, where he went 65-67 on the weekend to come from behind and win his second Tour title in 87 starts.
“I think those (prior chances) were really important for me; I learned a lot,” Burns said after beating Nick Watney and Cameron Young by a shot in Mississippi. “Having that under my belt today, that experience was definitely helpful and coming down the stretch I felt a lot different than I have in the past.”
Of course, it helps when Burns struck it the way he did at the Country Club of Jackson.
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