The PDGA Champions Cup is in the backyard of Prodigy Disc, and team members looked right at home in the Georgia pines at the International Disc Golf Center in Appling during the first Major of the 2023 season.
Playing in his home state, Isaac Robinson was part of the featured card for the opening round on the W.R. Jackson course, and he would hold a spot on the top card all four days. An 11-under par from Robinson was the hot round on Thursday putting him atop the leaderboard, a position he would never relinquish on the way to his first Major win. The wire-to-wire victory saw another 11-under par round 2, a course-record tying 12-under round 3, and title-clinching 6-under par final round to finish at 40-under par total, five strokes clear of second place.
According to UDisc Live, Robinson ranked no.1 in reaching Circle 1 in Regulation, Parked percentage, and Scramble rate, and was no. 2 in Birdie percentage. He was top 10 in Circle 1X putting percentage and reaching Circle 2 in Regulation while averaging 1060-rated golf for the tournament.
In 2022, a first career Elite Series victory at the LWS Open at Idlewild headlined a Rookie of the Year campaign by Robinson that also produced podium finishes at the DGPT Championship, Green Mountain Championship, Portland Open, and New World Championship, and top 10 efforts at the United States Disc Golf Championship and Waco Annual Charity Open.
To commemorate the historic achievement, Prodigy is releasing three discs as part of a Championship Collection. You can pick up limited edition F3s in 500 Spectrum Glimmer plastic with the new Weaver stamp, PA-3s in 300 Soft plastic sporting the new Robinhood stamp, and FX-4s in 400 plastic with a new bottom stamp added to the Proto stamp run that Isaac throws.
Top 10 Results and More
Three Prodigy Team players rose up the leaderboard on Sunday to all finish in a tie for seventh place at 28-under par total and round out the top 10.
Aidan Scott, playing in his first professional Major, posted his best-ever finish at an Elite Series or Major event. Scott finished third and fourth place at the 2021 and 2022 PDGA Amateur World Championships, respectively, and qualified for his first United States Disc Golf Championship with his Champions Cup finish.
Gannon Buhr tied Robinson’s 12-under par third round and finished second overall in Circle 2 putting percentage, connecting on 10 long range makes over four rounds.
Väinö Mäkelä nabbed his second straight top 10 finish and third of the season. He was 13th in Circle 1 putting percentage, shooting well above his current season average.
Alden Harris, 27th, and Ezra Robinson, T-28th, finished just inside the top 30 and met Isaac on the green of hole 18 as he tapped out his final putt. Luke Humphries was tied for 45th.