Zalatoris missed a 14-foot birdie shot on the 18th hole, which would have placed him in a playoff against Matt Fitzpatrick.

Will Zalatoris- Missed a 14-foot

Zalatoris could not help but smile as he was awarded the silver medal for runner up.

Will Zalatoris- He was Awarded

Zalatoris smiled forcefully as he spoke to the media, while Fitzpatrick was hoisting his trophy.

Will Zalatoris- Smiled Forcefully

Zalatoris said, "This one in particular hurts pretty hard." He now has six top-10 finishes from nine major starts.

Will Zalatoris- This One Hurts

He entered Sunday's U.S. Open without a major win nor a PGA Tour win, but he was full of confidence.

Will Zalatoris- Sunday US Open 2022

He said that his second-place finish to Justin Thomas in Saturday's playoff at the PGA Championship.

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Will Zalatoris- Second Place Finish

Zalatoris stated that he thought he had the putt with six feet remaining. "It stings, obviously. It's been a great experience.

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Will Zalatoris- Six Feet Remaining

Zalatoris and Fitzpatrick were tied at the top of the leaderboard on Sunday. Zalatoris was struggling early.

Will Zalatoris- Top of Leaderboard

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