Overcome alcohol addiction and panic disorder… Kirk, human victory drama￼
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The American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour Honda Classic, which started in 1972, is the last this year. This is because Honda, a Japanese automobile company that has been the title sponsor of the event for 42 years, is sponsoring the event only until this year due to financial difficulties.
The final victory in this tournament, which was a matter of interest, was won by 38-year-old veteran Chris Kirk (USA) after an extra game.
On the 27th (Korean time) at the PGA National Champion Course (par 70) in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA, Kirk hit the third shot to the pin 50cm in the first round of overtime played on the last 18th hole (par 5) of the 4th round. He caught a birdie, beat rookie Eric Cole (34, USA), and won the championship.
The two played an extra game with a final total of 14 under par. Kirk, who led by one stroke until the 71st hole, allowed an overtime game because his second shot went into the hazard at the 72nd hole and made a bogey.
Kirk’s victory is a human victory drama. He even gave up golf altogether in 2019, suffering from alcoholism and panic attacks under the pressure of competition. Kirk, who picked up the golf club again, found confidence by winning the 2020 Corn Ferry Tour and tying for 5th in last year’s PGA Championship. Kirk’s PGA Tour victory is the first in seven years and nine months since winning the Crowne Plaza Invitational in May 2015. 5th overall win. 먹튀검증
Justin Seo (26), a Korean-American who was ranked No. 1 in the amateur world rankings, lost one stroke and tied for 5th place, his best result since his debut. Justin Seo is a rookie who debuted on the PGA Tour this season with the Korn Ferry Tour points ranking. Byeong-hun Ahn (32, CJ Logistics) failed to make it to the top 10 for the second season. Ahn Byeong-hoon, who recorded a final total of 5 under par 275 strokes, finished the tournament with a tie for 21st place (final total of 5 under par) from a tie for 6th place the previous day. When he finished the third round, he was chasing the lead by 5 strokes, so it was regrettable that his second top 10 finish of the season was likely after a tie for 4th at the Fortinet Championship in September last year. Ahn Byeong-hoon played a tough game that day, especially with his iron shots, which he missed the green 8 times. At the same time, he caught only 3 birdies and poured out 6 bogeys.
Lee Min-woo (25), younger brother of Lee Min-ji (27, Hana Financial Group), who is active on the LPGA tour, finished the tournament with a tie for 26th place (final total of 4 under par) by reducing 4 strokes on the final day.
Lim Seong-jae (25, CJ Logistics), who was considered the number one candidate for the championship, hit an even par and tied for 42nd, and Im Seong-jae’s best friend Kim Seong-hyeon (25, Shinhan Financial Group) lost one stroke and tied for 63rd.
The American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour Honda Classic, which started in 1972, is the last this year. This is because Honda, a Japanese automobile company that has been the title sponsor of the event for 42 years, is sponsoring the event only until this year due to financial difficulties. The final victory in this tournament, which…