OPELIKA, AL (WSFA) - Grayson Murray is the new guy on the block, just now with a PGA victory under his belt. In just his 24th start on the PGA TOUR, he hoisted the Barbasol Championship trophy after finishing 21-under to take home the check.
"It's something I've dreamed about since I was younger and finally I get it, I shouldn't say 'finally,' I'm still young, but it feels like finally 'cause this is what I've dreamed of since I was 7-years-old," said Murray.
"There's a lot of emotions going through me right now. I'm just ecstatic. I'm proud of the way I hung in there not just all week, but all year,"
He played the final round with a group of guys who flirted consistently with the top of the leaderboard all day. Ridings and Scott Stallings. Ridings, while poised at the top of the scoreboard, double-bogeyed on 16 putting anyone in contention to take home the win.
"Well we were both sitting in the fairway. There was a long wait and I guess the group in front of us had some issues, or I don't know, it was just a long wait. Then he hit first and pushed it right and I was actually pulling for it to carry. You don't pull against anyone because if I was in that situation I wouldn't want him pulling against me. You just hope that you have a chance coming down the last hole," Murray said.
So what's the first thing the newly crowned Champion will do to celebrate?
"Well my mom is standing right over there so I'm not sure I should say what I want to do...no we're gonna drive to Atlanta, my caddie and I. We have a flight out in the morning to Toronto for the first event, so get to work yeah. Great champions turn one win into two wins so hopefully that's what I can do," he said.
Murray was the 2016 Web.com TOUR Finals leading money winner and now he takes home a large PGA Tour purse.