Taylor Moore earns breakthrough win at Korn Ferry Tour’s Memorial Health Championship

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They were going low this week at the Korn Ferry Tour’s Memorial Health Championship.

None went lower than Taylor Moore, who set a course record on Saturday at Panther Creek Country Club in Springfield, Illinois, and then finished the job on Sunday for his first win. Moore posted scores of 66-66-60-65 to win by three shots over Erik Barnes. Andrew Novak finished solo third, four shots back. John VanDerLaan and Grant Hirshman tied for fourth, five shots back.

The red numbers were everywhere you looked at Panther Creek, which was playing at 7,244 yards.

Jared Wolfe shot a 61 on Friday to tie the course record. Moore’s 60 the next day set the new benchmark, and, was part of a record-setting day for the tour, as the overall scoring average of 66.908 was the lowest in any single round in tour history. In addition, there were four 62s posted over the four days.

Moore is the second player on the circuit to card a 60 this season. For the week, he had 26 birdies and one eagle. His lone bogey over the four days came on the first hole on Friday.

But that’s not all. Moore is now guaranteed to finish in the top 25 in points on the tour, meaning he has earned his PGA Tour card for the 2021-22 season.