Wyatt Worthington II earns first APGA Tour win at TPC Las Vegas

Wyatt Worthington II earned his first APGA Tour victory Tuesday, holding off Marcus Byrd to win the APGA Las Vegas event at TPC Las Vegas.

Worthington, a PGA of America teaching professional who has competed in two PGA Championships, including last year at Southern Hills, shot 7-under 135 over 36 holes to beat Byrd by two shots. Worthington shot 7-under 64 in the first round, and an even-par 71 on Tuesday was enough to earn a two-shot victory.

Byrd carded rounds of 68-69 en route to his runner-up finish. Salvador Rocha Gomez was the only other golfer to finish under par. He carded a 1-under 141.

“It feels great and it’s also a relief,” Worthington said of his first APGA win. “It’s a notch on the belt against extremely tough APGA Tour competition. Now, I have to keep getting better and better.”

Worthington, from Reynoldsburg, Ohio, earned $7,500 for the win.

Wyatt Worthington II won his first APGA Tour event in Las Vegas on April 11. (Photo: APGA Tour)

Kamaiu Johnson, who was DQ’d from the Arnold Palmer Invitational, tied for fourth at even par.

Next up for Worthington is the PGA Professional Championship April 30-May 3 in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. The top 20 finishers of more than 300 players qualify for the 2023 PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club from May 18-21.

The APGA Tour is back in action on April 30-May 2 with APGA Tour at PGA Golf Club in Port Saint Lucie, Florida.

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