‘Broom Putter’ Ahn Byeong-hun runner-up

Ahn Byung-hun (32), who has been struggling with puttingt hunting since last month with a long broomstick putter called a “broom putter,” won the runner-up at the PGA Tour Wyndham Championship (total prize money of 7.6 million dollars). In the 4th round of the tournament held at Sedgefield Country Club (par 70) in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA on the 7th, Ahn Byung-hoon reduced 3 strokes with 5 birdies and 2 bogeys, recording a total of 18 under par 안전놀이터262 strokes, and Russell Henry (34, USA) and tied for runner-up. Lucas Glover (44, USA) won with a total of 20 under par 260 strokes. Ahn Byeong-hoon said, “It’s unfortunate that we couldn’t win, but a tie for second place wasn’t bad either.” Ahn Byung-hun has yet to win in 178 events on the PGA Tour. Following the Zurich Classic in May 2016, the Memorial Tournament in June 2018, and the RBC Canadian Open in July 2018, this tournament was the fourth PGA Tour runner-up in his personal career.

Glover, the 2009 US Open champion, achieved five tour wins in about two years after the John Deere Classic in July 2021 and received $1.368 million in prize money (approximately 1.8 billion won).

Glover, who was ranked 112th in the FedEx Cup rankings before this tournament, the final match of the regular tour in the 2022-2023 season, raised the FedEx Cup rankings to 49th with this win and dramatically succeeded in advancing to the playoffs with the top 70 players. The FedEx Cup Playoffs will start with the FedEx St. Jude Championship, which opens on the 10th, and continue until the end of this month with the BMW Championship and Tour Championship.

Justin Thomas (30, USA), who was ranked 79th in the FedEx Cup rankings before this tournament, was unable to advance to the playoffs due to a narrow gap when his chip shot on the last hole hit the flagpole and missed. Thomas, who has 15 victories on the PGA Tour, tied for 12th in this tournament (11 under par 269 strokes) and stayed at 71st in the FedEx Cup rankings.

Adam Scott (43, Australia), who challenged to advance to the playoffs for 16 consecutive seasons, was also one step short. Scott, who was ranked 81st in the FedEx Cup rankings before this tournament, tied for 7th (12 under par 268 strokes) and stayed at 72nd in the FedEx Cup rankings.

In the FedEx Cup rankings of Korean players, Kim Joo-hyung ranked 14th, Kim Si-woo 18th, Lim Seong-jae 32nd, and An Byeong-hun 37th, successfully advancing to the playoffs.

Lee Gyeong-hoon was 77th and Kim Seong-hyun was 83rd. Players who did not finish in the top 70 in the FedEx Cup standings must finish in the top 125 in the FedEx Cup in seven fall series events from September to November to obtain a full seed for next season.

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