Heading into the final round of the RBC Heritage on Sunday, PGA Tour player Wesley Bryan was four shots off the lead and said he hadn’t felt nerves all day. The PGA rookie and trick shot artist told The Jim Rome Show on Tuesday that in contention on the 17th hole, it all changed.
“I threw up in my mouth, and I ran over to the cooler, chugged down a water,” Bryan laughed. “I mean that was honestly, that was the only part of the day I felt nerves, never over any putt or any shot in particular. I just stood up from the tee, there was a little wait there and was able to collect myself a little bit and hit a good shot in the middle of the green there, and two-putt that one and head to the last.
“I got a good look at the leaderboard and saw I had a one shot lead. I didn’t know exactly what was going on behind me, I didn’t know how the math was going to shake out, but I knew I needed par or birdie on the last to secure it.”
Bryan beat Luke Donald by one stroke to win the tournament, qualifying for the 2018 Masters. The 27-year-old attended this year’s Masters as a fan earlier this month and was asked if the concessions lived up to the hype.
“It exceeds the hype. You can put a $20 bill in your pocket, and you can go into the gates and feast all day long and not run out of money,” Bryan said. “So that part, the food is phenomenal, it’s the best prices you will find on any concession stand across America and the quality is just out of this world.”
As for his celebratory dinner after winning his first PGA tournament, Bryan made a run “for the border,” still in his winning tartan jacket.
“I waited till we got back to Augusta, it was about 12:30 am at the Taco Bell over by my house, and strolled in with the jacket right before they were closing and ordered a Crunchwrap Supreme and an order of Cinnabon old mini doughnut bites and God, it’s the best meal. It’s the best meal in America, hands down,” Wesley said. “I’ve never had a Crunchwrap Supreme taste so good. And washed it down with a little Mountain (Dew).”