He then reiterated that impression with a dazzling tournament debut in the 2021 Masters, claiming solo second behind Hideki Matsuyama. Just over a year later he was second again in the PGA Championship.
Slow start in the pro ranks
PGA Tour card earned
"If anything, I'm my worst critic. When you turn pro and you're doing Monday qualifiers and had a bunch of starts and I wasn't getting into anything. It's hard. You have to persevere. It's a tough sport in the sense of: no one is given their way to the top. It's always earned."
Making a Major impression
Two years after he had last played on the PGA Tour (he made eight appearances between 2015 and 2018, making one cut), Zalatoris finished sixth in the US Open at Winged Foot.