■ RBC Heritage 4th round
tied 30cm with 17 under par, then tap-in birdie to win
Spieth, missed 3.2m birdie, ‘unlucky’
Seongjae Lim, entered ‘Top 10’ for the 5th time of the season
Matt Fitzpatrick (England) US Professional Golf At the (PGA) Tour RBC Heritage (total prize money of 20 million dollars), he defeated defending champion Jordan Spieth (USA) after the third round of overtime to rise to the top. South Korea’s Im Seong-jae finished in the top 10 for the fifth time this season.
In the 4th round held at Harbor Town Golf Links (par 71) in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA on the morning of the 17th (Korean time), Fitzpatrick hit 3 under par 68 with 4 birdies and 1 bogey. Fitzpatrick tied for first place with Spieth with a final total of 17 under par 267, and then won the championship after three overtimes. The winning prize is 3.6 million dollars (approximately 4.7 billion won). Spieth reduced 5 strokes with 6 birdies and 1 bogey to jump from 3rd to a tie for 1st place, aiming to win for the second year in a row, but unfortunately missed the opportunity in overtime.
Fitzpatrick won his second trophy 10 months after winning the first title in his life at the major US Open in June last year. It is the first win in a regular PGA Tour event.
Fitzpatrick has chosen Harbortown Golf Links, the venue of RBC Heritage, as his second favorite golf course after the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club카지노사이트. I used to visit Harbor Town Golf Links on vacation when I was young, and I’m familiar with it because I’ve participated in RBC Heritage every year since 2016, before joining the PGA Tour in 2020.
Fitzpatrick was on the verge of defeat in the first and second overtime, but survived dramatically. In the first extension on the 18th hole (par 4), Fitzpatrick’s second shot fell about 12m from the hole cup, and Spieth fell about 4m away. However, Spieth’s birdie putt hit the edge of the hole cup and popped out. In the second extension of hole 17 (par 3), Spieth also missed a perfect birdie chance of 3.2m. Spieth grabbed his head, and hung his head. Both wrote down the wave.
The game was eventually decided in the 3rd overtime on the 18th hole. After Fitzpatrick hit his second shot 30cm from the hole cup, he won a tap-in birdie and cheered, and Spieth sent his second shot about 11m away and failed to putt a birdie. Spieth beat Patrick Cantlay (USA) in overtime last year, but failed to capitalize on his chance this time.
Among Korean players, Lim Seong-jae stood out. Im Seong-jae scored 4 under par 67 strokes with 5 birdies and 1 bogey, and was tied for 7th with Brian Harman (USA), Emiliano Griyo (Argentina) and Cam Davis (Australia) with a final total of 13 under par 271 strokes. As a result, Im Seong-jae won the Shriners Children’s Open (7th place) in October of last year, the Farmers Insurance Open (tied for 4th place) in January this year, the Phoenix Open (6th place in a tie) in February, and the Players Championship (6th place in a tie) in March. He then entered the top 10 for the fifth time this season.
Cantlay, who finished runner-up last year, came in third with a 16-under 268, and Zander Chopley (above USA) came in fourth with a 15-under 269. World No. 2 Scotty Scheffler (USA) tied for 11th with 12-under 272 strokes, and Yon Ram (Spain), who won the Masters last week and rose to world No. 1, tied for 15th with 11-under 273 strokes. Lee Gyeong-hoon tied for 41st with a 6 under par 278 strokes.