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Cook wins RSM Classic, earns Masters bid

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(TSX / STATS) -- Austin Cook captured his first PGA Tour title by coasting to a four-stroke victory at the RSM Classic on Sunday in St. Simons Island, Ga.

The PGA Tour rookie closed his 3-under-par 67 on Sunday with a pair of birdies and finished 21-under 261 for the tournament at the Sea Island Club's Seaside Course.

The victory in the final official event of the calendar year gives the 26-year-old Cook exemptions into the Masters, the PGA Championship and the Players Championship next year.


Money Leaders: PGA Tour
Rank Player Earnings
1 Justin Thomas $1,766,500
2 Pat Perez $1,677,532
3 Patton Kizzire $1,669,872
4 Justin Rose $1,660,000
5 Patrick Cantlay $1,331,900
6 Brendan Steele $1,247,250
7 Austin Cook $1,228,149
8 Chesson Hadley $1,131,107
9 Whee Kim $1,106,025
10 Marc Leishman $1,063,500
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