Dylan Frittelli got it to five-under by the 11th hole in the final round of the PGA Tour’s Players Championship on Sunday, but he made bogey on 12 and then pars all the way in as his 68 saw him finish in a share of 21st.
Justin Thomas came through the field after his third round of eight-under 64 got him into contention, and his closing 68 was enough to overtake 54-hole leader Lee Westwood and win by one.
Frittelli’s bogey came on the short 308-yard par-four when he pushed his drive way right of the green. He was only able to advance his second to the fairway just right of the green, and then wasn’t able to get up and down to save par.
Louis Oosthuizen and Christiaan Bezuidenhout were in a share of 41st after closing rounds of two-under and one-over respectively.
While others melted down, Thomas went five-under on holes nine to 12, including an eagle at the par-five 11th hole, to seize control. Westwood, who came so close last week too, managed just one-under for the same stretch, while the man who beat him in the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Bryson DeChambeau, endured the ignominy of a topped drive into the water on the fourth for a double-bogey there on his way to a 71 and a share of third.