Aussie golfer Nick Kyrgios has been crowned the new PGA Tour Champion after taking out two of three races at Augusta National in Florida on Sunday.
The 25-year-old won the PGA Championship in the final round of the first round on Sunday, giving him a seven-point lead over the reigning Tour champion, Rory McIlroy.
Kyrgios, who was on the first of three rounds with a hole-in-one, has now won three of the four remaining rounds.
He also claimed victory in the FedExCup and US Open events, after the former world No. 2 fell to Tiger Woods in the opening round of both tournaments.
The win lifts Kyrgio into the top four in the Tour standings and puts him just three behind Tiger Woods, who is tied for fourth.
Kirgios’ success at Augusta also gives him a shot at a sixth title at the Australian Open.
The reigning PGA Champion is tied with Tiger Woods for fourth place in the world.
It’s something you can’t put your finger on,” Kyrgies’ coach Brad Stevens said.”
I think the players will see how amazing it is.
We’ve had to go out there with a bit of extra intensity to get the job done.
We’re just getting through the first day, getting the hang of it.”
Kyrgyios won the last of the three rounds in a nail-biting first-round 69 to win the PGC Championship, but Woods finished third and won his second straight PGA title.
“The only thing that’s really different is the fact that I got a win in the last round,” Woods said.
“We’ve got a really good, young team here.
They’ve done well for a long time.”
The winner of the PGL Open will face another Australian Open winner in Sunday’s second round.
It’s the first time in nine years that a US Open champion will play at Augusta, which opened in 2014.
The winner of that event will take home $1.5 million.
Kris McIlroys is ranked third at the PPG Championship and has won five straight matches to become the first Australian to win three PGA titles in a row.
“He’s got a great shot at that title,” Woods added.
“Kyr is a great player, he’s just a young guy, but he’s got good pace, good strokeplay and he can play really well with the ball.
He has great talent, and he’ll definitely be playing at Augusta.”