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Matsuyama, who hit 9 under par, wins the PGA Tour for the first time in two years Total 9 wins

Matsuyama holding the championship trophy.

Most wins among Asian players, surpassing Choi Kyung-ju Byung-Hoon An tied for 16th place with 7 under par 277 strokes.

Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) added the championship trophy for the first time in two years on the PGA Tour.

Matsuyama hit 9 under par 62 strokes in the final round of the PGA Tour Genesis Invitational (total prize money of $20 million) held at Riviera Country Club (par 71) in Palisades, California, USA on the 19th (Korean time), with a total of 17 under par 267 strokes for 4 rounds. Climbed to the top.

After conquering the Sony Open in January 2022, Matsuyama quenched his thirst for victory that had lasted two years and one month and reached his 9th win on the PGA Tour. 스포츠 토토사이트

With this win, Matsuyama surpassed Choi Kyung-ju (8 wins) and became the Asian player with the most wins on the PGA Tour.

By winning the Sony Open two years ago, Matsuyama became tied for the most wins among Asian players along with Choi Kyung-ju, and this time he became the owner of a new record.

Matsuyama was happy, saying, “One of my goals was to surpass Choi Kyung-joo’s eight wins.”

Matsuyama became the first Asian player to wear the Masters green jacket in 2021.

However, after winning the Sony Open, he suffered from back and neck injuries and had a difficult time.

Last year, there were only two top 10 finishes.The world ranking also fell to 55th.

Matsuyama said, “I had a hard time with my back injury. I thought I would never win again, but I am so happy that I won this time.”

By winning the special event, Matsuyama received $4 million (about 5.342 billion won) in prize money and jumped to third place in the FedEx Cup rankings.

It was a double electrode that no one expected.

Matsuyama entered the final round in a tie for 7th place, 6 strokes behind leader Patrick Cantlay (USA).

Matsuyama, who finished the warm-up with consecutive birdies in holes 1 to 3, performed another birdie show in holes 10 to 12 and entered the championship race.

Matsuyama, who tied for the lead with a birdie on the 15th hole (par 4), took the lead with a birdie on the 16th hole (par 3), and solidified his victory with a birdie on the 17th hole (par 5).

In particular, the shots on the 15th and 16th holes were accurate enough to produce tap-in birdies both times.In the 15th hole, the tee shot was 20cm from the hole with 189 yards remaining, and in the 16th hole, the tee shot ball stopped 15cm next to the hole.

Matsuyama’s 9-under par score of 62 on this day was just one stroke short of the course record.

Matsuyama said, “When I started the game, I never thought I would win. My shots weren’t comfortable either. But I encouraged myself by saying, ‘Hey, it’s okay if I make a few mistakes,’ and it worked. My short game and putts were better than my shots. Still, the second shot on hole 15 was the best shot of my life,” he said.

Tiger Woods (USA), the host of the event, did not appear at the awards ceremony that day.

Woods, who was sick with the flu, withdrew during the second round and is taking care of his health.

The winning trophy was handed over by Chung Eui-sun, Chairman of Hyundai Motor Company.

Matsuyama said, “This is a tournament I really wanted to win,” and added, “I’m disappointed that I won and couldn’t take a picture with Woods.”

When Matsuyama, who reduced 9 strokes with three consecutive birdies, gained momentum, Cantlay, Will Zaratoris, and Luke List (USA), who were competing for the lead, lost at the last minute and helped Matsuyama win.

List, who reduced 3 strokes, and Jaratoris, who hit 2 under par 69 strokes, were tied for 2nd place (14 under par 270 strokes), 3 strokes behind.

Cantlay, who led the first to third rounds, lost one stroke and ended up tied for fourth place (13 under par, 271 strokes).

All four Korean players who participated in this tournament ranked only 10th.

Byeong-Hoon An, who shot 3 under par 68 in the final round, ranked highest, tied for 16th place (7 under par, 277 strokes).

Byung-Hoon An was disappointed that he was one batter short and could not join the team in a tie for 10th place.

Kim Joo-hyung tied for 24th place (5 under par, 279 strokes), and Kim Si-woo and Lim Seong-jae tied for 44th place (even par, 284 strokes).

World No. 1 Scotty Scheffler (USA) saved face with a tie for 10th place (8 under par, 276 strokes), but world No. 2 Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) fell short of expectations with a tie for 24th place (5 under par, 279 strokes). I couldn’t do it. 슬롯게이밍

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