How does this Will Zalatoris shot stay out of the water? (0:36)

Will Zalatoris' shot looked destined for the water, but after several bounces on the rocks the ball avoids the drink. It was 0: 36.

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The 10-foot par putt in regulation was so important that Will Zalatoris doesn't remember screaming out when he made it.

It took three playoff holes, but they were able to get the answer.

Zalatoris isn't the best on the tour without a win.

Zalatoris got that first win out of the way with clutch putts and smart decisions to beat Sepp Straka and capture the first FedEx Cup playoffs event.

It's difficult to say "About time" when you're on a tour for the second year in a row. It means a lot considering all those close finishes.

He could have been referring to his runner-up finish to Hideki Matsuyama at the Masters last year, his playoff losses at Southern Hills in the PGA Championship, or his missed putt at the U.S. Open that cost him a playoff.

This one could have gone either way, a playoff that featured three penalty drops in three holes, neither player making a bogey and Zalatoris winning on the par 3 11th with a bogey

After making a 10-footer for par on the 18th in regulation, Zalatoris looked like he was going to lose the tournament. He made a 15-foot par putt on the second playoff hole, when he was in the trees near a fence on the 18th.

There was nothing more wild than the last hole.

His tee shot hit the bank and then bounced on the rocks before coming to rest. After taking a bounce off the rocks, he went into the water. There is a break for Zalatoris. It's not really. He had no idea what he was going to get.

The wedge went into the back Bunker. He played his fourth shot out to 4 feet.

"Because Sepp had 4 feet for 5, there's no reason for me to try that shot and make it bank right into the grass and go back in the water," he said.

He went to the drop zone, hit to 7 feet and let his raised hands go over his head as he made the winning putt.

After moving into the top 10 in the world for the first time, Zalatoris will be in a good position to win the FedEx Cup.

The Honda Classic winner narrowly missed a 20-footer for the win on the 18th. He had a 25-foot putt for the win on the 18th and had to make a 7-footer to stay in the game.

The edge of your seat is where every shot you hit is located. It can get a bit crazy when you add the nerves of competing for a tournament to that.

They finished at 15 under.

He is assured of his first trip to the Tour Championship at East Lake after playing bogey-free over the last 13 holes.

Lucas was the winner of a second prize. The former U.S. Open champion knew that only the top 70 would make it to the next tournament.

After closing with a 66, he ended up in a third place tie. He was one of four players who moved into the top 70 and has a good chance of playing in the Tour Championship.

Adam Scott, Andrew Putnam, and Wyndham Clark had reason to believe that they had thrown away their chances when they played a four-hole stretch in 4-over par and had to save par on the 18th for a 72. Clark finished at the 70th spot.

Scottie Scheffler missed the cut at the Masters but still stays at the top of the world.

He arrived at the TPC Southwind two shots out of the lead and could have replaced him with a win. He was not able to hit a shot. When Smith took a penalty drop in the third round, the ball was still in the hazard and he was given a two-shot penalty.

Smith said it was touching the line. He shot 70 and was tied for 13th after making only one other hole-in-one. Smith didn't want to be interviewed.