Scotty Scheffler (27, USA) won the WM Phoenix Open (total prize money of $20 million) on the PGA Tour, winning two consecutive tournaments and regaining No. 1 in the world rankings.
In the final 4th round of the tournament held at TPC Scottsdale (par 71, 7,261 yards) in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA on the 13th (Korean time), Schaeffler scored 6 under par 65 with 1 eagle and 4 birdies with no bogey. hit
Schaeffler, who won the championship with a final total of 19 under par 265 strokes, added a win 10 months after the Masters in April of last year and harvested his fifth PGA Tour victory.
In addition, Schaeffler, who won this competition last year, successfully defended her title, doubling her joy.
Nick Taylor (Canada), who finished second with a 17-under-par 267 strokes, cut four strokes in the first half of the day only, and then tied for the lead with a birdie on the 10th hole (par 4), threatening Schaeffler.
However, Schaeffler took the lead again by dropping an eagle putt in the 13th hole (par 5), and once again showed the appearance of a defending champion in the 16th hole (par 3), which is considered the iconic hole of the Phoenix Open.
Hole 16 has a stand for about 20,000 seats and is called the ‘golf liberation area’.
Schaeffler dropped a 4.6m par putt and kept the lead, while Taylor missed a par putt half that distance and widened it by two strokes.
Afterwards, Scheffler caught a birdie on the 17th hole (par 4) and virtually confirmed the championship.
With this, Schaeffler, who was ranked second in the men’s golf world rankings, rose to world No. 1, surpassing Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), who was tied for 32nd (4 under par, 280 strokes) in the tournament.
It has been four months since the championship was given to McIlroy, the winner of The CJ Cup in October of last year.
His competitor, Jon Rahm (Spain), finished the tournament in 3rd place with 14 under par 270 strokes.
Im Seong-jae (25) hit 2 under par 69 with 4 birdies and 2 bogies that day.
Im Seong-jae, who posted 메이저사이트a final total of 11 under par 273, finished the tournament in a tie for 6th place.
This is the third top 10 achieved in this 2022-2023 season PGA Tour event.
Im Seong-jae achieved top 10 twice, including at the Shriners Children’s Open (7th place) in October last year and at the Farmers Insurance Open (tied 4th place) last month.
Lim Seong-jae, who was tied for 4th place with 9 under par 204 strokes until the 3rd round, reduced two strokes by making birdies on the 1st hole (par 4) and 3rd hole (par 5).
Im Seong-jae, who had been defending the par since then, seemed to be somewhat shaken in the second half.
He missed the 3.81m birdie putt on hole 12 (par 3) and missed the opportunity to rise to third place alone, and on hole 13 (par 5), he wrote down the first bogey of the day due to a tee shot error.
Afterwards, he put a long birdie putt of over 11m on the 16th hole (par 3), and then exchanged birdies and bogeys on the 17th hole (par 4) and the 18th hole (par 4).
Kim Si-woo (28) is tied for 23rd with 6 under par and 278 strokes, and Lee Gyeong-hoon is tied for 42nd with 2 under par and 282 strokes.
Kim Joo-hyung (21) tied for 50th with 1 under par and 283 strokes.
Meanwhile, Rickie Fowler (USA), who tied for 10th place, made a hole-in-one with his tee shot on the 7th hole (par 3, 216 yards).