Will Zalatoris

Will Zalatoris

Height: 6'2" (1.88 m)
Weight: 175 (79 kg)
Age: 26 (August 16, 1996)
Birthplace: San Francisco, California
Residence: Dallas, Texas
Family: Single

Education: Wake Forest University (2018, Psychology)
Special Interests: Baseball, basketball, football
Turned Professional: 2018
City plays from: Dallas, TX, United States


Exempt Status


PGA TOURTournament winner (thru 2023-24)

Career Victories


PGA TOUR Victories (1):
2022 (1) FedEx St. Jude Championship.
Korn Ferry Tour Victories (1):
2020 (1) TPC Colorado Championship at Heron Lakes.

Player Statistics


Career Low Round:

61 - 2022 The American Express (Round 2)

Career High FedExCup Rank:

#1 : 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#8 : 2023 Fortinet Championship

Career Largest Paycheck:

$2,700,000 : 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship (Finished 1)

2021-22 Season Highlights


Earned his first career PGA TOUR victory in his 56th career start, defeating Sepp Straka in a three-hole playoff to win the FedEx St. Jude Championship, and advanced to the TOUR Championship in his first season as a member. Entered the BMW Championship at No. 1 in the FedExCup standings but was forced to withdraw due to a back injury and did not compete in the TOUR Championship, finishing in a tie for No. 30 in the official FedExCup standings. Finished runner-up at the PGA Championship (P2) and U.S. Open (T2), becoming the first player to do so in consecutive majors since Louis Oosthuizen in 2021. Became the eighth player in PGA TOUR history to appear in three or more playoffs in a single season (1-2) and first since Justin Thomas in 2017-18. Recorded nine top-10s and made 19 cuts in 24 starts.

PGA TOUR
Sanderson Farms Championship - Held a share of the second-round lead at the Sanderson Farms Championship before finishing T14. Marked his first career 36-hole lead/co-lead on TOUR. Carded an 11-under 61 in the second round, his first career score of 63 or better on the PGA TOUR. Farmers Insurance Open - Fell to Luke List in a playoff at the Farmers Insurance Open, earning his second career runner-up on the PGA TOUR in his 40th start. Held a share of the lead after the third round, his first career 54-hole lead/co-lead on TOUR, before recording a 1-under 71. Marked his first playoff appearance on TOUR. Masters Tournament - Finished T6 at the Masters Tournament, his second consecutive top-10 at the event. Co-led the field in Par-4 Scoring Average (3.98). Zurich Classic of New Orleans - Finished T4 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans with partner Davis Riley, recording his third consecutive top-10 on TOUR. PGA Championship - Lost to Justin Thomas in a three-hole aggregate playoff at the PGA Championship, collecting his fifth top-10 and second runner-up in his eighth major championship start. Fell to 0-for-2 in his PGA TOUR career in playoffs (and 0-2 on the season). Held the outright lead after the second round. the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday - Finished T5 at the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday. Co-led the field in Birdies (21) and Par-5 Scoring Average (4.31). U.S. Open - Held a share of the lead entering the final round of the U.S. Open before finishing T2, one stroke behind champion Matt Fitzpatrick. Missed a 14-foot, 1-inch birdie putt to force a playoff at the 72nd hole. Marked his second consecutive runner-up in majors and third total. FedEx St. Jude Championship - Won the FedEx St. Jude Championship in a three-hole playoff over Sepp Straka, earning his first career PGA TOUR title in his 56th career start. Became the second player to collect his first TOUR title in a FedExCup Playoffs event and first since Camilo Villegas at the 2008 BMW Championship. The win came in his first career start in a FedExCup Playoffs event. Made a bogey on the third playoff hole (par-3 11th) to defeat Straka, becoming the first player since Sean O'Hair at the 2011 RBC Canadian Open to win a sudden-death playoff with a bogey. Entered the event as the highest-ranked player in the Official World Golf Ranking without a win on the PGA TOUR. BMW Championship - Entered the BMW Championship No. 1 in the FedExCup standings but was forced to withdraw during the third round due to a back injury.

Career Records


PGA TOUR (Playoff Record: 1 - 2)
Season Events Rounds 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Cuts Made Cuts Missed WD FedExCup Rank Earnings
Total: 57 181 1 4 17 27 41 15 2 $12,907,308
2022 24 76 1 3 9 13 19 5 1 29 $9,405,082
2021 25 87 1 8 14 21 3 1 $3,487,352
2018 6 14 1 5 $14,874
2016 1 (A) 2 1
2015 1 (A) 2 1
(A) - Amateur

Top Tournaments


PGA TOUR
THE PLAYERS Championship Masters Tournament PGA Championship U.S. Open The Open Championship WGC-HSBC Champions WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play WGC-FedEx St. Jude Inv WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession
2022 T26 T6 2 (P) T2 T28 T5
2021 21 T8 T6 W/D T28 T8 T22
2018 CUT
FedExCup Playoffs
FedEx St. Jude Championship Dell Technologies Championship BMW Championship TOUR Championship
2022 1 (P) W/D DNS

Personal


  • 2017 First-Team All-American, 2017 Walker Cup Team Member and 2017 ACC Player of the Year.
  • 2014 US Junior Amateur champion.
  • Favorite place to visit is his place of birth, San Francisco.
  • His mom was a track-and-field athlete at the University of Oregon.
  • Favorite memory off the course was being at Game 5 of the 2010 World Series and witnessing the San Francisco Giants winning the title.
  • Favorite sports teams are the Golden State Warriors, San Francisco Giants, Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Stars.