When it all came down to it, Ben Silverman knew what he needed to do.
Silverman had captured nearly 30 mini-tour events but had never broken through in a four-day tournament until Sunday, when he won the PGA Web.com Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper. He fired a 25-under-par 263 to win it, earning a $121,500 payday.
Silverman, from Canada, bested Oklahoman Talor Gooch by one stroke and Chesson Hadley – who led the first two rounds — by one stroke. Caddying for Silverman was Springfield’s Terry Frost, who also caddied for last year’s champion, Mackenzie Hughes.
“Every aspect of my game was good. I’m not going to have any complaints about this week,” said Silverman.
The 29-year-old’s previous best finish on the year was a tie for fifth at the Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank.
He explained his putting was the key to his victory.
“The putter felt fantastic,” he said. “I picked up something new with my putting back in Utah before I took some time off and I got right back to it with a little bit of a different setup.”
Silverman also said that his putter, which is a custom build from Bettinardi, has some special stamping on it.
His wife’s name, Morgan, is stamped on the hosel.
“I wanted to do something for her. She’s been such a huge part of my golf career since we met. It was just something to show my appreciation,” he said, as he and Morgan just welcomed their first child, Jack, a few weeks ago.