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Golf Industry News // Will Zalatoris’ Rapid Rise From ‘Anonymity’ to Masters Contender (frontofficesports.com)

Before last year’s Masters, Will Zalatoris was a relative unknown in mainstream sports. That weekend, he had a career breakout, finishing as the runner-up and one stroke short of catching Hideki Matsuyama for the green jacket.

Zalatoris followed that up with a T-8 finish at the PGA Championship at Kiawah, eventually earning PGA Tour Rookie of the Year honors for the 2020-21 season. The 25-year-old is currently No. 29 in the Official World Golf Ranking and No. 22 in the FedEx Cup standings.

He’s had three top-six finishes since the calendar turned to 2022 but is still chasing his first Tour win.

This year, Zalatoris has teamed up with IBM to promote the company’s 25th season partnering with the tournament. IBM provides insights to players, as well as fans through the Masters Fantasy Game in the Masters app.

FOS sat down with Zalatoris to talk about being part of the PGA’s youth movement, his sudden rise to fame, and how he wants to improve at this…

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