Nick Dunlap, a native of Huntsville and a sophomore on the Alabama Crimson Tide men's golf team, won The American Express by one stroke on Sunday.

Dunlap, 20, became the first amateur to win on the PGA Tour in 33 years since Phil Mickelson.

Due to the win, Dunlap is eligible to take up PGA TOUR membership at any time during the 2024 PGA Tour season. 

As a freshman, Dunlap led Alabama in average strokes per round at 70.35, the second-lowest per-round single-season average in program history.

Former Alabama head football coach Nick Saban said during a phone interview on the Golf Channel during the final round on Sunday that he noticed during his interactions with Dunlap on campus that he has the right attitude to be successful in the game.

"It’s no surprise to me because he’s got a great work ethic. He’s a great person (and) pays attention to detail. He’s really a dedicated guy. He’s a hard worker. He’s got the right disposition to play. He doesn’t seem to get flustered about anything. Golf is kind of a metaphor for life. You’ve got to be able to play the next shot whether you’re in the hazard, whether you hit a good one. You’ve got to have the right disposition to play it and I certainly think he has it," Saban said.

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