Davis Riley Wins Colonial

FORT WORTH, TX – MAY 26: Davis Riley (USA) poses with the trophy after winning the Charles Schwab Challenge on May 26, 2024 at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, TX. (Photo by George Walker/Icon Sportswire)

Fort Worth, Texas — Davis Riley took home the Leonard Trophy with his dominating performance at the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club.

“It’s super special to get my second win and obviously being so close to where I live now here in Dallas-Fort Worth area, super special having countless number of friends and family and obviously winning at such a prestigious event like the Charles Schwab Challenge is truly an honor and I’m stoked,”Riley said.

Riley earned $1.64 million and 500 FedEx Cup points for his win.

Riley is now fully exempt on the PGA Tour through 2026, exempt into this year’s remaining Signature Events (the Memorial Tournament and Travelers Championship) and moves to No. 55 in the FedExCup standings.

Just two years ago, Davis Riley was a rising star on the PGA Tour, stringing together a streak of top-15 finishes including a T4 at the 2022 Charles Schwab Challenge. This weekend at Colonial, Riley took the next step, capturing his first individual victory on the PGA Tour with a dominant performance.

Playing alongside World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler in the final group, Riley held his nerve, shooting an even-par 70 to secure the five shot vicotry. The win comes after Riley’s triumph at last year’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans, where he teamed up with Nick Hardy.

“It was certainly nice to start out with a cushion of I believe, yeah, four shots, but like you said, you got the No. 1 player in the world breathing down your neck, not really any shot lead is too comfortable,” Riley said. “I knew at some point today he was going to make a push and I expected that and, honestly, I tried to treat today as if we both started tied and I just tried to win the day.”

Riley’s triumph wasn’t without its challenges. Sunday’s final round saw him navigate windy conditions, but his steady play proved too much for the chasing pack led by three major champions. A key moment came early on the front nine, where a clutch 27-foot birdie putt on the par-3 4th hole put him six strokes ahead of Scheffler, who stumbled with a bogey on the same hole.

Scheffler, despite being the betting favorite Sunday morning, struggled throughout the day. Finding only seven of 14 fairways, he wasn’t able to find his rhythm until a late birdie on the 17th hole. Keegan Bradley, with a closing 67, managed to secure a share of second place alongside Scheffler.

“The tournament overall, I had that tough first round, but I battled back very nicely on Friday and Saturday,” Scheffler said. “As far as today goes, I just wasn’t able to put as much pressure as I would have hoped to put on Davis early in the round and he just kind of cruised all day. He played great golf. It was a well-earned win for him.”

Collin Morikawa closed with a 68 to finish alone in fourth at 8-under.

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