(Los Angeles) Americans Nick Hardy and Davis Riley won their first PGA Tour title on Sunday, after returning a 65 in the fourth and final round of the Zurich Classic in New Orleans.
Hardy and Riley, who have been friends since they were 14, birdied five holes over the last eight holes to reach an aggregate score of -30 (258), a team tournament record, the only one on the PGA Tour. .
They beat the old record of 259 set last year by reigning Olympic champion Xander Schauffele and fellow American Patrick Cantlay.
“It’s so special, and sharing it with one of my best friends here on the tour is a dream come true,” Riley said. “It’s pretty surreal […] I know Nick and I have been working hard and it’s really cool to be able to share this moment with Nick,” he added.
They are two strokes ahead of the Canadian pair Nick Taylor-Adam Hadwin, who played together for the first time and returned a card of 63 (-9).
Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay, who had a record 2nd round on Friday (63), finish fourth at -26 overall, just behind the American duo Wyndham Clark-Beau Hossler, who were in the lead after the 3rd round, but fell missed Sunday by conceding three bogeys.