Northwest native Stanley gets back into the PGA Tour winner’s circle

Updated: August 1, 2017

Kyle Stanley of Gig Harbor, Wash. won his second PGA Tour title at the Quicken Loans National, defeating Charles Howell III with a par on the first playoff hole (No. 18) of sudden death.

The victory at first-time tournament host venue TPC Potomac vaulted Stanley 24 spots in the PGA Tour’s 2016-17 FedExCup standings into 14th place.

Having started the tournament’s final round four shots off the lead, Stanley’s victory marked the largest final-round comeback in Quicken Loans National history and qualified him to play in The Open Championship (July 20-23), golf’s third major championship this season.

Stanley was twice named the WSGA Men’s Player of the Year, in 2007 and 2008. He attended Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma, then Clemson University, where he was a two-time first team All-American. He was selected for Team USA in the ’07 Walker Cup, and in 2009 received the Ben Hogan Award for best collegiate golfer.