Clemson’s Doc Redman won the U.S. Amateur Golf Championship on Sunday afternoon at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Down two to University of Texas senior Doug Ghim going to the 17th hole, Redman hit a long 50-foot putt to send it to 18. On the 18th he birdied to send the final into sudden death.
The final hole was conceded to Redman after Ghim ran into trouble off the tee and then went from one bunker to another.
“I think it was obviously very gutsy,” said Redman to Fox Sports after the win. “It was never giving up and believing in myself. You never know what can happen.”
When asked how it feels to have your name on the same trophy as golf greats like Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, the Clemson sophomore said, “It is awesome.”
“All of the hard work has paid off obviously,” he continued. “I think it is great for everyone around me that has been helping me out. They can enjoy it. It’s their win too. It’s surrreal.”
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