William Zalatoris is an American golf player, who is currently playing for the PGA Tour. When he was in college, he attended the Trinity Christian Academy and represented the school for the US Junior Amateur in 2014. He also attended Wake Forest University, where he played golf for the university. He was named the ACC Player of the Year in 2017. Zalatoris also became a member of the US Walker Cup and became teammates with Cameron Champ and Collin Morikawa.
Zalatoris became a professional golf player in 2018, however, he did not make it past the first stage of the Korn Ferry Tour Q School. Without any status yet in 2019, it was hard for Zalatoris to play for the Korn Ferry Tour events. However, he secured sponsorship and only relied on Monday qualifying on his own. When he secured the Korn Ferry Tour membership, he worked hard for it, until he finished in the 60th position in the regular season. This made him earn a full status membership by the following year.
His professional victory came in 2020 when he joined and won the TPC Colorado Championship by a stroke. Because of his victory, his points were moved to first place on the Kerry Ferry Tour, earning him to be qualified for the US Open. During the US Open, he successfully aced the par-3 7th hold on the first round. He also tied up alongside the World number one Dustin Johnson.
After the US Open, he competed at the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship and finished with a T8. He also secured a Special Temporary membership after he competed for the Bermuda Championship. In 2021, Zalatoris placed second in the Masters Tournament, with Hideki Matsuyama being one stroke ahead of him.
2014 U.S. Junior Amateur2016 Trans-Mississippi Amateur2016 Pacific Coast Amateur2017 General Hackler ChampionshipWinner at 2015 The Spirit International Amateur Golf ChampionshipWinner at 2017 Walker Cup