Will Zalatoris Sends Message For ‘Instagram Morons’ After Another 2nd Place Finish

PGA player Will Zalatoris came up short again.

After missing a 14-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole that would have put him in a playoff with winner Matt Fitzpatrick, Zalatoris couldn’t help but sigh as he was given the 2nd place finish at the U.S. Open on Sunday. “This one, in particular, hurts pretty hard,” said Zalatoris, who now has six top-10 finishes in nine major starts, including three second-place finishes.

“I’m three shots away from practically being a — having a chance of being a three-time major champion. A bounce here or there.”

You can see his missed putt below:

Zalatoris spoke with reporters after his second-place finish at the US Open and had something to say to the critics on Instagram.

“I’m sure all the Instagram morons are going to say it has something to do with my left wrist flexion coming down, but I promise you, it’s got nothing to do with it. I think just keep doing what we’re doing. This one stings for sure, but I know that we’re going to get this,” Zalatoris said.

Zalatoris has received some flak because of the unconventional positioning of his left wrist on his backswing.

Zalatoris also has heard it  over his putting stroke, but he’s not going to be changing it anytime soon.

Clearly something is working for Zalatoris with all the success he’s had, but like Ricky Bobby always says, “If you’re not first, you’re last”

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