Tank’ Kyung-ju Choi finished runner-up for the fourth time in his career at the PGA Champions Tour.
Kyung-Joo Choi shot 5 under par 65 with 6 birdies and메이저놀이터 1 bogey in the final 3rd round of the PGA Champions Tour Sanford International (total prize money: $2 million) held at Minnehaha Country Club (par 70) in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on the 18th (Korean time). hit .
Choi Gyeong-ju, who recorded a final total of 15 under par and 195 strokes, finished the tournament in sole second place, one stroke behind Steve Stricker with 16 under par and 194 strokes.
Kyung-Joo Choi entered the Champions Tour, which is played for players over 50 years of age, in 2020. He has won once and runner-up four times in this competition. He won the Pure Insurance Championship in September 2021.
The most recent runner-up is the Dominion Energy Charity Classic in October 2022. In this tournament, he attempted to win his second Champions Tour title in two years, but unfortunately lost by one stroke. Although Choi Kyung-ju did not win, he achieved the best performance of the year.
On this day, Choi Kyung-ju continued his competition for the championship by tying for the lead with Stricker with a birdie on the 16th hole. Stricker, who played in the back group, also took the lead by one stroke with a birdie on the 16th hole. A birdie on the last 18th hole was needed to send the match into overtime, but Choi Kyung-ju made a bogey.
Stricker won his 6th win on the Champions Tour this year and his 17th overall. It was the third championship trophy of this competition, following 2018 and 2022.
Stricker, who received $300,000 (approximately 390 million won) in winning prize money, also set the record for the most prize money in a single season on the Champions Tour with a season total of $3,956,127 (approximately 5.26 billion won).
Yang Yong-eun finished the tournament in a tie for 18th place with a final total of 7 under par and 203 strokes.