Nick Dunlap is the First Amateur Since 1991 to Win a PGA Tour Event

Nick Dunlap made history by becoming the first amateur to win a PGA Tour event in 33 years, taking The American Express title in La Quinta, California. At 20 years old, he is the youngest amateur winner on the PGA Tour since 1910. Dunlap's victory was sealed with a 6ft par putt on the final hole, giving him a one-shot victory over South African Christiaan Bezuidenhout. He finished the week on 29 under par, 259, and broke the tournament scoring record as a 72-hole event.

Dunlap is the reigning U.S. Amateur champion and a sophomore at the University of Alabama. He has already won the U.S. Junior Amateur and is the only player besides Tiger Woods to win both the U.S. Amateur and U.S. Junior Amateur. Despite his impressive victory, Dunlap is not eligible for the winner's prize of $1.5m (£1.2m) due to his amateur status. If he chooses to turn professional, he would be eligible for the Masters and U.S. Open, along with other significant events on the PGA Tour.

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