This time, in his pursuit of a Masters invitation, Daniel Summerhays played better golf — and he also played better defense.
Summerhays made five birdies on the back nine Sunday to complete a 4-under-par 66 in the final round of the PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey. His third-place finish is good for a $680,000 check and berth in the 2017 Masters, marking his first appearance at Augusta National Golf Club.
Summerhays will become the first Utah high school graduate to play in the Masters since former Davis teammate Clay Ogden, who qualified as an amateur in 2006. He'll be the first BYU golfer other than former champion Mike Weir, who's annually exempt, to visit Augusta National since Dean Wilson in '07. And his top-three finish in a major tournament is the best for a Utah prep product since West High's George Von Elm lost in a playoff in the 1931 U.S. Open.