Korean men’s professional golf hopeful Kim Joo-hyung (21) had a last-minute chase, but gave the championship to Yon-Rahm.
On the 23rd (Korean time), 안전놀이터 Joo-hyung Kim recorded 5 under par in the final round of the American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour American Express (total prize money of 8 million dollars) held at the PGA West Stadium Course (par 72) in La Quinta, California, USA for a final total of 23 under par. 265, tied for sixth place.
Kim Joo-hyung, who entered the fourth round in a tie for 5th place, 5 strokes behind the lead, made birdies on holes 2, 4 and 5, but made bogeys on holes 6 and 7. He made up with a birdie on the 8th hole.
Kim Joo-hyung also caught birdies on the 11th, 16th, and 17th holes, but it was not enough to chase the lead.
Kim Joo-hyung tied for 5th in the Sentry Tournament of Champions in the first tournament of the new year, and entered the top 10 for the second time in three tournaments held this year. Kim Joo-hyung escaped the shock of missing the cut at the Sony Open last week thanks to the good performance of this tournament.
The championship was won by Jon Rahm (Spain). Jon Rahm lifted the championship cup with a final 27 under par. Yon Rahm reached the top for the second time in the new year after the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Jon Rahm won his 9th PGA Tour victory.
Seongjae Lim tied for 18th with a 20-under par, and Si-woo Kim tied for 22nd with a 19-under par. Ahn Byeong-hun was tied for 41st with a 15-under par.