Justin Rose (England), a 43-year-old veteran and former world No. 1 player, has come close to winning the PGA Tour for the first time in four years.
On the 6th (Korean time), Rose reduced 3 strokes from the 4th round to the 9th hole of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (total prize money of 9 million dollars, 11.2 billion won) held at Pebble Beach Golf Links (par 72) in Pebble Beach, 메이저사이트California, USA. He occupied the top of the leaderboard with an interim total of 15 under par. He is two strokes behind Peter Malnutty, Brandon Todd, and Denny McCarthy (above USA), who tied for second place by posting 13 under par. Rose, who won 10 career PGA Tour victories at the Farmers Insurance Open in January 2019, took the opportunity to add a championship trophy in four years.
This tournament, which was run crippled by strong winds the previous day, was held on the fourth day with the remainder of the third round and four rounds, but many players could not finish the game, so the final winner was decided on Monday, the 7th, local time.
Rose, who started by looking at the 1st (par 4) hole in the 4th round, immediately caught a birdie on the 2nd (par 5) hole to make up for the number of strokes, then took an eagle on the 6th (par 5) hole and reduced 2 strokes at once. By catching a birdie on hole 7 (par 4) and reducing 4 strokes in only 9 holes in the first half, he inflated his dream of winning 11 times on the PGA Tour.
Kang Seong-hoon (36), who had raised hopes of entering the top 10 after a long time by being tied for 11th place until the previous day, cut 4 strokes in the final round and managed all the schedules, but finished with a total of 7 under par and was ranked tied for 28th. Depending on the results of other players’ remaining matches on the last day, the ranking may go down further. Kim Seong-hyeon (25), who recorded a total of 6 under par through the 16th hole, was tied for 33rd place, and Ahn Byeong-hoon (32), who left three holes, stayed in a tie for 40th place with 5 under par.
Meanwhile, in the amateur category, which was reduced to three rounds, Aaron Rogers (USA), a former NFL quarterback, rose to the top. Rogers, paired with Ben Silverman (USA), took first place with a total of 26 under par and 189 strokes in the third round in the amateur category, which was conducted by playing with one professional partner and taking the better score as the team score. Rogers, a well-known golf enthusiast, expressed his feelings about winning, saying, “It was a goal I really wanted to achieve in my life.”
Soccer star Gareth Bale, who played as a’world class’ player and participated in the 2022 Qatar World Cup as the Wales representative last year, attracted a lot of attention, but recorded a 16 under par 199 strokes and tied for 16th place.