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Will Zalatoris biography: 13 things about Californian golfer who attended Wake Forest University

William Patrick “Will” Zalatoris is a professional golfer from San Francisco, California, United States. He has been playing golf professionally since 2018.

During the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Zalatoris was one of the 66 U.S. golfers who played in the 2020 United States Open Championship, which was held at the Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York, USA from September 17–20, 2020. Here are 13 more facts about him:

 

  1. He was born in San Francisco on August 16, 1996 to Richard “Rick” Zalatoris, who was a pilot, and Catherine Zalatoris, who was a track and field athlete at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, USA.
  2. Raised in California, he played at California Golf Club of San Francisco, also known as Cal Club. He also played baseball as a young boy.
  3. From San Francisco, he and his family moved to Plano, Texas when his father took over a major mall renovation in Dallas, Texas. His girlfriend Caitlin Sellers is from Dallas.
  4. He is a foodie, which he got from his father who “worked for 35 years in retail and was trying all these different restaurants, trying to get chefs that owned their small shops to branch out and come to his properties,” he told Players Group Management.
  5. He went to Trinity Christian Academy in Addison, Texas and Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.
  6. In 2009, he advanced to the round of 15 in the U.S. Junior Amateur Golf Championship. He was the champion in 2014.
  7. In 2012, he finished tied for seventh at the Bobby Chapman Invitational.
  8. In 2013, he was runner-up at The Classic at the Texarkana CC and won the Antigua National High School Tournament.
  9. In 2016, he won the Trans-Mississippi Amateur, Pacific Coast Amateur.
  10. In 2017, he was First-Team All-American, a Walker Cup Team Member and the ACC Player of the Year.
  11. In 2019, he joined the Korn Ferry Tour.
  12. On July 4, 2020, he won the TPC Colorado Championship at the Heron Lakes Golf Club in Portland, Oregon. It was his first professional victory.
  13. He finished at five-over-par and in a tie for sixth place at the 2020 U.S. Open, which was his first top-10 finish in a major championship.

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