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Rookie's unusual week ends in win at Wells Fargo

Updated: May 6, 2013, 3:15 AM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Derek Ernst didn't come out of nowhere to win the Wells Fargo Championship. He actually was driving a rental car toward Athens, Ga., the fourth alternate who figured he might as well spend the week playing in the minor leagues.

He wound up a playoff winner at Quail Hollow with a game that wins anywhere.

It's easy to get caught up in the elements that make his victory Sunday so amazing.

Ernst is a 22-year-old rookie who was finishing up at UNLV at this time ...

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