After their respective dominant — and consistent — seasons, both Tattar and Wysocki entered the bracket-style finale of the 2022 DGPT season as the top seeds after taking down the regular-season points standings.
They both survived Saturday's semifinal rounds and their journey to the final putts of the year couldn't have been any different.
The action has been intense, the scores ever-changing and the pressure to advance to the next round and one step closer to a record-setting payout has come down to the wire.
Now, it's the weekend.
Two of the top seeds from Friday's quarterfinal round — Valerie Mandujano and the defending champion Missy Gannon — both advanced to Saturday's semifinal round with strong performances: 3-under for Gannon and a course record 5-under for Mandujano.
Missy Gannon took down the 2021 DGPT Championship and is the No. 6 seed in 2022. Photo: Kevin Huver / DGPT
There was no slowing down in 2022.
As the Disc Golf Pro Tour became the Official Pro Tour of the PDGA, the Elite Series rose to even greater heights (and will be even bigger) in 2022. Week-in and week-out, the action was intense and the finishes were often dramatic.
Just twelve players have won a coveted United States Disc Golf Championship title in the 23 years that the PDGA Major has been running at Winthrop University.
Beginning Thursday and running through Sunday — one of the many changes this year — the dramatic 2022 season begins to wind down as we wait to see if there will be a repeat winner or a new PDGA Major champion crowned in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
The Winthrop Arena has a long history of testing the best of the best — those who earned their spot throughout the season — while delivering dramatic and passionate finishes as well as heartbreak.