Ahn Byeong-hun who sees the bloom stick effect “This time!”, Attempting to win after 178 tournaments at the last regular tour event of the season
Ahn Byung-hoon (32, CJ Korea Express) will challenge to win the PGA Tour’s final regular season for the first time in seven years. He is playing his 178th tournament on the PGA Tour alone.
Ahn Byung-hoon changed six birdies and one bogey in the third round of the PGA Tour Wyndham Championship (total prize money of $7.6 million) at Sedgefield Country Club (par 70, 7,131 yards) in Greensborough, North Carolina on the 6th (Korea Standard Time), reducing five shots. He finished fourth alone, three strokes behind the leading group with a 15-under 195. Although he fell one step down from the previous day, he maintained his right to chase and continued his hope of winning the PGA Tour for the first time in his life.
He said, “The shot was better than yesterday. There were many opportunities, but there were a little more putt mistakes than yesterday. “Still, I finished at 5-under because I had a lot of putts,” he looked back. Ahn Byung-hoon, who entered the PGA Tour in 2016, has the best record of finishing second three times. He had a chance to win, but he was not honored due to a lack of endurance.
Ahn Byung-hoon, who had shown weakness in green play, including putts, has recently improved his putting skills as he began to use brumstics. A broomstick is a long putter, like a broom sweeps the floor. Young players such as Choi Seung-bin, Kim Min-kyu and Bae Yong-joon are also using the KPGA Korean Tour, drawing attention.
Ahn Byung-hoon, who came out with a Broomstick at the Scottish Open last month, proved that he gained confidence in putting, with nine birdies on the first day. Thanks to this, he won the right to participate in the Open and took the opportunity to challenge for the championship in this tournament.
Ahn Byung-hoon is reading the putting line by relying on Broomstick.
Ahn Byung-hoon said, “It’s a course with so many birdies. “I expect a lot of good scores tomorrow, and my goal is to make a lot of birdies from the beginning,” he stressed. From the beginning of the game, he showed his willingness to drive and win the championship.
In fact, Ahn Byung-hoon ranked fourth with an average of 27.33 putts per round until the third round. When he put the ball on the green after the regular number of strokes, he is in third place with 1.63. In other words, it shows that the word “putting to complete the score” is not wrong.
Lucas Glover and Billy Horschel of the U.S. tied for first place with 18-under 192. Glover, ranked 112th in the FedEx Cup rankings, and Horschel, ranked 116th, can advance to the top 70 and advance to the playoffs if they share the championship and runner-up.
Glover, who missed the green only once on the day, said, “Iron was amazing. So I was able to catch a lot of birdies, he said. “The course is easy, but you shouldn’t hit aggressively unconditionally.” “The first thing is to drop the tee shot on the fairway,” he said.
Hoschel, who reached the 7th win of his career at the Memorial Tournament last year, suffered a slump of 9 cuts in the top 10 twice this season and took a chance to rebound at the last minute. Horschel also replaced the putter from the tournament and became the “No. 1 hitter who benefited from putting.”
Lim Sung-jae reduced three strokes to tied for 16th (8-under 202). Kim Si-woo, who shot 1-under 69, tied for 43rd (4-under 206). 토토사이트