News & ToursJanuary 25, 2017

Andrew Landry of U.S. Open fame wins Web.com Tour's Bahamas Great Abaco Classic

OAKMONT, PA - JUNE 18:  Andrew Landry of the United States plays his shot from the fourth tee during the continuation of the second round of the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club on June 18, 2016 in Oakmont, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
Getty ImagesOAKMONT, PA - JUNE 18: Andrew Landry of the United States plays his shot from the fourth tee during the continuation of the second round of the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club on June 18, 2016 in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Andrew Landry was one of the feel-good golf stories of 2016. Making the U.S. Open field via local qualifying, Landry turned in the best first-round score in Oakmont tournament history, and was featured in the event's final pairing. Although a fourth-round 78 left Landry outside the top 10, his Cinderella story made an impression on the sport, especially after it was discovered the Texan donated his bonus endorsement money to a child battling leukemia.

Although Landry failed to keep his tour card for the 2016-17 season, his drive to rejoin golf's top ranks just got a boost thanks to a win at the Web.com Tour's Bahamas Great Abaco Classic.

Two over through seven holes, Landry's round was jumpstarted by an eagle at the par-5 eighth at the Abaco Club. The Arkansas product took the tournament reigns with another eagle on the back, facilitated by this buttery approach with a fairway wood.

And if the 29 year old was feeling nervous down the stretch, he didn't show it, icing his win with this tee shot on the par-3 17th:

He converted the birdie, finishing with a five-under 67 to win by three shots over Jimmy Gunn. The victory is Landry's second career Web.com Tour victory.


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