With a successful 14m birdie putt at the 14th hole (par 4) fringe, he took the lead by one shot, and virtually confirmed the championship with a tap-in birdie on the 16th hole (par 3).
Yon Rahm (Spain) was the first to hit the 3-win mark of the season with a short game instead of a trademark long game. Ram scored 2 under par 69 in the 4th round on the last day of the PGA Tour Genesis Invitational (total prize money of 20 million dollars) held at the Riviera CC (par 71, 7322 yards) in Pacific Palisades, California on the 20th (Korean time). hit it
먹튀검증Ram, who recorded a final total of 17 under par, 267 strokes, succeeded in ascending to the top by beating Max Homa (USA), who played a match-play match-play, by 2 strokes to 2nd place with equal strokes until the 13th hole. This is his third win this year, following the Sentry Champions Tournament and American Express in January. This is the first time Rahm has won three games in one year.
Since it was promoted to a special event starting this year, the prize money that Ram won for the first time in his career in this tournament is a whopping 3.6 million dollars (approximately 4.68 billion won). Rahm, who won 10 victories on the PGA Tour, also ranked first in the FedEx Cup rankings.
As you can see from this championship, Ram’s rise in the 2022-2023 season is scary. Until this tournament, he participated in 7 competitions (including the unofficial Hero World Challenge), winning three times and placing in the top 10 in all.
Expanding the range to DP World Tour events, he has won 5 wins in 9 recent tournaments, including the Spanish Open in October last year and the DP World Tour Championship in November, recording a win rate of 55.6%.
With this victory, Ram regained the world No. 1 ranking for the first time in 11 months since March last year. Scotty Scheffler (USA), who rose to first place by winning the Phoenix Open last week, had to finish second or better alone to keep the first place, but tied for 12th, giving up the first place in a week.
With this victory, Ram achieved a result that even Tiger Woods (USA), the “Emperor of Golf,” could not achieve. Including the record of winning this tournament among his 10 career victories.
On the other hand, Woods, who holds the record for the most wins on the PGA Tour along with the deceased Sam Snead with 82 wins, has yet to win a tournament held by the Tiger Woods Foundation, which he founded. Woods tied for 45th in this tournament.
It was the birdie on the 14th hole (par 3) that became the watershed of the championship. Until then, Ram, who was co-leader with Homa, changed the flow of the game by connecting a putt about 14m away from the fringe with a birdie. And he put a tee shot on the 1m hole in the 16th hole (par 3), virtually putting a wedge in the game.
Among the Korean players with 6 players and 3 passing the cut, ‘Rookie’ Kim Seong-hyeon (25, Shinhan Financial Group) tied for 33rd place (final total 3 under par 281 strokes) and achieved the best result. Kim Joo-hyeong (21, Nike) tied for 45th with Woods (final total of 1 under par, 283 strokes), and Lim Seong-jae (25, CJ Logistics) finished the tournament with a tie for 56th (final total of 1 over par, 285 strokes).