The hottest golfer on the planet reps the Lowco.
Bluffton’s Bryson Nimmer made it three wins in a row Thursday, firing a 6-under-par 66 in the final round at the Championship at Echelon Golf Club outside Atlanta to win his second straight PGA Tour LOCALiQ Series event.
Nimmer continued his incredible summer with a two-shot win over the trio of Argentina’s Alejandro Tosti, Mexico’s Raul Pereda, and American Isaiah Salinda, extending his lead in the season-long Race to the Bahamas points standings. Nimmer is now 2-for-2 in the LOCALiQ Series, which the PGA Tour created to give players from the Mackenzie and Latinoamerica tours a place to play. He has 1,000 points — 700 more than second-place Hayden Shieh — and has netted $32,000 through two events.
“Obviously what I’m doing is working,” Nimmer told PGATour.com. “The biggest thing for me is not being complacent with where I’m at. I’m thrilled to win the first two events. I have to try to win all of them.”
With the way he has been playing, there’s no reason to believe he can’t.
A month ago, Nimmer was a man without a tour — the PGA Tour’s Mackenzie Tour in Canada was shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic — but every time he’s found a place to play this summer, he has won.
The former Hilton Head Christian Academy star and Clemson All-American tuned up with a GPro Tour event last month and walked away with his first professional victory and a $10,000 payday. He fired a course-record 62 in the final round last week to capture the Alpharetta Classic in the LOCALiQ Series debut, and he backed it up with another nearly flawless week of golf this week.
After playing a cautious first round and posting a 3-under 69, Nimmer went into attack mode on the back nine of Wednesday’s second round. He made six birdies coming in — including a string of three straight — to card a 65 and surge into contention.
Although he wasn’t quite as dialed-in during Thursday’s final round, Nimmer’s putter got progressively hotter as the week wore on, and it saved the day down the stretch.
“I hit the ball so well [Wednesday] that I couldn’t mess it up, Nimmer said. “Today I did make a few putts coming down the stretch that were super important.”
He rolled in back-to-back birdies at 11 and 12, then strung together two more at 16 and 17 to get into the clubhouse with a share of the lead. When Tosti made double-bogey at No. 18, Nimmer remained the only winner in the LOCALiQ Series’ brief history.
Now he has to hope the hot streak continues after a couple weeks off. The series resumes Aug. 26-28 with the Classic at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia, and Nimmer has every expectation of seeing his name at the top of the leaderboard again.
“I don’t want to go out there just to make cuts. I want to win every week I play,” Nimmer said. “I will go home and try to have the same intensity with how I practice and train so that I can have a chance to win all of them.”