“I just had a really nice day on Sunday, a nice rhythm, just got it going, just fortunate enough to keep it going,” Stuard said. He said he didn’t feel a lot of nerves, but did have a realization: “I think the more I’m out here the more I realize that if you’re putting well, you’re going to play well.”
He got within a shot of eventual winner Corey Conners late in the day, but wasn’t really keeping too close of an eye on the leaderboard. “I was kind of paying attention. I saw on the front that Corey (Conners) got out to a really good start, then I kind of stopped worrying about it and just tried to play as well as I could. Then I noticed he kind of came back a couple shots and I thought that if I could get a few more I might be able to put a little pressure on him. The bogey I made on 15 kind of hurt, that took me out of it. Then I was just trying to get a high finish.”
Stuard has now won $806,525 this year, with 346 FedEx Cup points (69th place). He currently ranks 175 in the Official World Golf Rankings. For his career, Stuard has 1 win, 2 second place finishes, 16 top 10s, and has made the cut in 121 of the 213 events he has played in, with $8,259,274 in career earnings.