The par putt from 10 feet in regulation was so important and the moment was so crucial it Will Zalatoris doesn't remember screaming out the moment he put it in, "What are they gonna say now?"

The field took 3 playoff holes before getting an answer Sunday at the FedEx St. Jude Championship It was then what they wouldn't reveal.

Zalatoris does not have the status of among the top players in the PGA Tour without a victory.

Will Zalatoris win in playoff

Already a major force within the big leagues Zalatoris was able to get that initial victory over the line by making a few clutch putts

and clever decisions to defeat Sepp Straka to win one of the primary FedEx Cup playoffs events.

Will Zalatoris win in playoff

"It's hard to say, 'About time,' when it's your second year on tour, but it's about time," Zalatoris declared. "Considering all those close finishes, it means a lot."

He could be talking about his finish as runner-up to Hideki Matsuyama at the Masters last year, his playoff loss in the playoffs at Torrey Pines 

and at Southern Hills during the PGA Championship, and most recently, the putt that melted in the center of the cup and prevented him from playing in a U.S. Open playoff.