Wyatt Worthington

Wyatt Worthington tied the low-round of the week with a 3-under 67 in Wednesday's final round of the PGA Professional National Championship.

Worthington hoping final-round rally pays off

FLOURTOWN, Pa. -- Sitting at 7-over par to start the final round of the PGA Professional National Championship, 28-year-old Wyatt Worthington II knew he needed to do something special on Wednesday at Philadelphia Cricket Club's Wissahickon course to have any chance of punching a ticket to the PGA Championship.

Worthington, the PGA Golf Instructor at the Golf Depot at Central Park in Gahanna, Ohio, came up one stroke shy of his goal.

It was still good enough to tie for low-round of the week honors.

Worthington fired a 3-under 67 to soar up the leaderboard.

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But at 4-over for the week, it might be just one shot shy of a top-20 spot.

"I'll be taking a little peek at the leaderboard, but at the end of the day, I'm pleased for my first time coming out," he said. "If I don't make that top 20 this year, I'll definitely take some confidence into next year. Unfortunately, I didn't get off to a good start. I three-putted the first hole for a bogey. And, on the first five holes, I was in two divots in the fairways. I got some bad breaks, but I hung in there and kept grinding away."

While Worthington was noticeably disappointed, he couldn't deny that he was delighted with his par on the final hole to secure the 67 -- a putt from about 10 feet.

"That birdie putt that I had on 18 was quick and fast is how I would describe it," he said. "I knew that if I just got it started, it was going to take off if it didn't hit the cup and that's what happened. I had to gather my thoughts and make sure that I held my composure. Luckily, that second putt went in for par. I'm still satisfied and content for the most part. But, I'm still thriving for the top spot."