Niemann produced a brilliant performance, shooting four rounds in the 60s to finish at 21 under.
"I know that there is a lot of good players fighting for the first spots", Niemann said. I can't wait to go back home and celebrate with all of my friends.
While eight players already qualified for the International Team that will play the USA team in December at Royal Melbourne in Australia, Els will choose the four remaining team International members the week of November 4. "As a kid, I was dreaming of these moments", Niemann said. Teryn Schaefer presents the best social media posts from around the world of golf in "Good, Bad & Unusual" and after each day's play brings you the biggest talking points in "The Takeaway".
Niemann had a stellar amateur career, winning the 2018 Latin America Amateur Championships, and was the top ranked amateur from May 2017 to April 2018.
Werensky finished No. 126 in the FedEx Cup standings last season, one spot from qualifying for the playoffs. At 20, it was only two years ago that he was playing at as amateur and his first outside his native Chile when he finished tied for 29th place. A year later - as he parlayed his status as a special temporary member into a PGA TOUR card - Niemann tied for fifth. "My game was feeling great and mentally it was awesome, so I was just feeling like I was going to win this tournament". "I was in that mindset".
Niemann recorded his first win in his 44th start on the PGA Tour.
"I was just trying not to think of anything else", Niemann said. My caddie made me laugh to try to forget about it.
"My mentality is I'm definitely a lot more relaxed", Lashley said.
It marks the first year since 1931 that there has been more than one tour victor under 21. Matthew Wolff received the 3M Originate in June at 20 years, two months.
Hoge shot 65 and done 2d at 15 beneath.
Hoge fell short in another chance at an elusive first win. He birdied the par-5 12th to get to 16-under for the tournament, but bogeys on the 13th and 15th holes allowed Niemann to create more separation.
Hoge fired up with birdies on five of his first eight holes but three bogeys in his next seven holes ended his threat. "It's a really good team this year". His second shot at the 10th was inside of 4 feet and set up a birdie that allowed him to regain the solo lead.
There would be more bursts of joy down the stretch. I was playing really good. I normally don't do fist-pumps. The emotions on the last couple of holes was insane.