Austin Cook finishes tied for 2nd at Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

Austin Cook finishes tied for 2nd at Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
Jonesboro native & Razorback alum Austin Cook is in his 8th season on the PGA Tour. (Source: (AFP Photo/SAM GREENWOOD))

LAS VEGAS (KAIT) - Jonesboro’s own Austin Cook recorded his best PGA Tour finish in almost 3 years.

He shot 66 in the final round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. The JHS & Razorback alum reached a three man playoff with Matthew Wolff & Martin Laird. Laird birdied the 2nd playoff hole to win the tournament.

He fired a 67 on Saturday. Cook finished the 3rd round by chipping in for eagle.

He fired a 65 Friday in the 2nd round.

He fired an 8-under par 63 in Thursday’s opening round.

Austin looked for his 2nd career PGA Tour victory. Sunday marks his best finish on Tour since he won the RSM Classic in 2017.

Austin also makes a big jump in the 2020-21 FedExCup Standings. Cook surges 135 spots to 12th.

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