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Learning Experience: Guthrie finishes PGA Championship with up and down Sunday

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Luke Guthrie shot a final round 74 (+4) on Sunday at the PGA Championship, finishing in a tie for 47th place. Luke Guthrie shot a final round 74 (+4) on Sunday at the PGA Championship, finishing in a tie for 47th place.

ROCHESTER, NY. (WGEM) -- The list of first time challenges for Quincy's Luke Guthrie in his rookie year on the PGA Tour continue to grow.

Sunday another first was crossed off of the check-list, playing on the final day of a Major Championship for the first time in his career.

It proved to be an up and down afternoon for Guthrie, who shot a final round 74, four shots over par.

After struggling with four bogeys on the front nine, he bounced back with three consecutive birdies on holes 12-14.

He ultimately finished in a tie for 47th place, earning over $18,000 in the process.

Guthrie says that playing on the Sunday of a Major Championship was a brand new experience that he will learn from as his career goes on.

"These guys are really good out here," he expressed.

"It was fun playing with Jason (Day) today and seeing him make a run at it. They just don't miss shots very often, and when they do, they've got amazing short games and get out of it, you know."

"If I just keep getting better, every year, every day hopefully I can put a career together like Phil (Mickelson) or someone like that."

Guthrie's playing partner Jason Day shot a final round of three under par, finishing in a tie for 8th place.

Jason Dufner fired a 68 on Sunday to win the PGA Championship, which was the first Major title of his career.

 

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