John Rahm (Spain), who is ranked 3rd in the men’s golf world, is the first to win his 3rd season on the American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour.
In the final round of the PGA Tour Genesis Invitational (total prize money of $20 million) held at Pacific Palisades Riviera Country Club (par 71), California, USA on February 20 (hereinafter Korean time), Ram tied 5 birdies and 3 bogeys to finish 2 under par. He scored 69. John Rahm, who recorded a final total of 17 under par 267 strokes, beat second place Max Homa (USA) by two strokes to reach the top.
It was overshadowed by the news of the participation of Tiger Woods, the ‘golf emperor’ who announced his return after 7 months since the Open in July of last year, but this tournament is followed by last week’s world No. 1 to 3 Scottie Scheffler (USA) and Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) , John Rahm (Spain) all competed for the top spot in the world for two weeks in a row, as well as Rahm and Homa, who won two wins each on the PGA Tour this season and placed 1st and 2nd in the FedEx Cup, from the first round of the tournament. An exciting competition at the top gave golf fans another fun.
Ram, who had a three-stroke lead over second-place Homa with an interim total of 15 under par until the third round of the tournament, exchanged one birdie and one bogey in the first six holes of the day and did not reduce the number of strokes. In the meantime, Homa caught only two birdies without a bogey in the first six holes, closely chasing Ram by one stroke.
Ram showed strength by catching two consecutive birdies with the last hole left in the first half. He conceded a tie for the lead to Homa. Afterwards, Ram committed another bogey on hole 12 (par 4), giving Homa the sole lead, but took the opportunity to win again by committing a bogey on hole 13 (par 4), followed by Homa.
Soon, the main character of the championship cup was covered. Ram, who got another chance, laid the foundation for victory in the 14th hole (par 3). Ram failed to put his tee shot on the green, but his 14m birdie putt from the edge of the green drew an S shape and was beautifully sucked into the hole cup. Ram, who had the chance to win, caught a birdie once again on the 16th hole (par 3), widening the gap with Homa by two strokes. After that, Ram kept a good two-stroke lead and won his third win of the season.
With this, Ram added a win in 4 weeks following the American Express last month, recording his 10th win on the PGA Tour. His winning prize is 3.6 million dollars (approximately 4.68 billion won). In particular, Ram showed explosive power by winning 3 victories in just 6 appearances in PGA Tour events this season, and predicted an active performance this year as he entered the full-fledged season. The PGA Tour, which resumed its new season last month after a winter break, still has more than 30 tournaments left this season. 바카라사이트
In addition, ‘world number one’ Scotty Scheffler (USA) tied for 12th in this competition, recapturing the world’s top spot for the first time in 11 months since March last year.
Following Rahm and Homa, Patrick Cantley (USA) finished third with 14 under par and 270 strokes, and Will Jaratoris (USA), who returned from a back injury, finished fourth with 13 under par.
Schaeffler, who competed for the top spot in the world with Ram for two weeks in a row and drew attention, tied for 12th with a final total of 8 under par 276, while Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) tied for 29th with a 4 under par.
Woods, who made headlines by announcing his return to the tournament, finished the tournament with Kim Joo-hyeong (21) in a tie for 45th place with a 1-under par of 283 strokes. Woods passed the cut only 9 months after the PGA Championship in May of last year, and walked 72 holes in 10 months after the Masters in April before returning last year.
Among Korean players, Seong-hyeon Kim (25), who debuted on the PGA Tour this season, achieved the best results. On the final day of the tournament, Kim Seong-hyun cut 3 strokes and tied for 33rd with a final total of 3 under par. Im Seong-jae finished the tournament in a tie for 56th.