Former University of Oregon golfer Wise captures first PGA Tour event

Updated: June 6, 2018

Former University of Oregon star and 2016 NCAA Champion Aaron Wise won for the first time on the PGA Tour. Following a lengthy weather delay before the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson, Wise carded a bogey free 65 to best three-time winner Marc Leishman by three shots as darkness blanketed Trinity Forest Golf Club. At age 21, Wise becomes the second youngest winner of the Byron Nelson – the youngest champion is Tiger Woods.

The victory came on the heels of Wise’s T-2 finish at the Wells Fargo Championship. This recent form has vaulted Wise inside the top 20 of the FedEx Cup standings and made him the front-runner for PGA Tour Rookie of the Year. Two years ago to the month, Wise became the first individual NCAA champion in University of Oregon history before leading the Ducks to their first team title at Eugene Country Club.