500/1 Longshot Outlasts PGA Tour Pros in Scottsdale, Arizona Open

Everyone loves an underdog story. 

How about 500/1 longshot Zach Smith shooting a 62 at Talking Stick Golf Club in Scottsdale , Arizona to win the Scottsdale Arizona Open by three shots. 

The tournament consisted of Tour pros Colt Knost, Joel Dahmen and Kevin Streelman, as well as, former Mackenzie Tour member Carson Roberts. 

“I just trusted my game. I’ve been working hard leading up to this. I was listening to a podcast on the way up here, and actually, the guy said, ‘Pressure is a privilege.’ And I took that to heart, and just trusted it and let it go,” Smith told Monday Q Info after the round. 

Smith began the final round three shots off the lead, but moved into the lead after making six birdies in eight holes.  

The tournament offered a purse of $125,000 and Smith took home $20,000. 

Zack Smithwins the Scottsdale AZ Open PHOTO: Scottsdale AZ Open/Twitter

About Smith + The Win

Smith, 24, graduated last year from UC-Santa Barbara, making the NCAA Tournament as an individual his senior year. 

He has not made much of an impact since turning pro and was a 500/1 long shot to win this tournament, according to the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. 

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