Title: Rookie Ernst First Victory! Derek Ernst Prevails in Sudden Death Playoff at Wells Fargo Championship
Description: It’s funny to think that 6 days ago a 22 year old rookie, fresh out of UNLV, was nearly out of the field at Quail Hollow. Ernst got a phone call on Monday informing him that he was indeed in the field at the Wells Fargo Championship, narrowly making it as the 4th alternate. I’m sure there were a handful of people that thought Ernst could contend for the title, mostly his family and friends, while others probably didn’t even notice his name. It is only fitting that a longshot would win the PGA Tour event on the same weekend as the Kentucky Derby but as the final group approached the Green Mile, Quail Hollow’s final three hole stretch, many golf fans thought Phil Mickelson would become the 7th major champion to win in Charlotte.