Yang Yong-eun (51) tied for 4th in the third round of the Senior PGA Championship (total prize money of $3.5 million), a major event on the PGA Champions Tour.메이저사이트
On the 28th (Korean time), Yang Yong-eun hit a 3 under par 69 with 4 birdies and 1 bogey in the third round of the tournament held at Fields Ranch East (par 72) in Frisco, Texas, USA. Yang Yong-eun, who recorded an interim total of 9 under par and 207 strokes, recorded 16 under par and 200 strokes, and tied for 4th place, 7 strokes behind Padrig Harrington (Ireland), who took the sole lead. It is difficult to expect a come-from-behind victory because the difference between the lead and the number of strokes is large, but expectations for the best individual performance of the season have been raised.
Yang Yong-eun, who started his Champions Tour activities from the 2022 season, has yet to establish a relationship with the championship. The runner-up at the Ascension Charity Classic in September last year is the best record on the Champions Tour. The Champions Tour is open to players over 50 years of age.
Yang Yong-eun, who has not won a championship but has consistently posted results, entered the top 10 twice this season with a tie for 10th in the Chubb Classic and the Mitsubishi Electric Classic in nine competitions. If he finishes the game like this, he will break his season’s best score.
Yang Yong-eun, who became the first Asian player to win a major at the 2009 PGA Tour PGA Championship, will become the first Asian player to win both the PGA and Champions Tour majors if she comes from behind to win this tournament. He won two career victories on the PGA Tour (2009 Honda Classic and PGA Championship).
Yang Yong-eun, who played from the 1st hole, recorded pars on all 9 holes in the first half, followed by consecutive birdies on the 11th and 12th holes, followed by birdies on the 14th and 17th holes in the second half. On the 16th hole, he recorded the only bogey of the day.
Steve Stricker (USA) is 1 stroke behind Harrington in 2nd place, and Stuart Sink (USA) is 3 strokes in 3rd place to play the final day.
Choi Kyung-ju (53) was tied for 18th place with a 4-under par 212 strokes.