South Korean professional golfer, Kang Sung-hoon gets first PGA victory on Sunday by finishing with a four under 67. Furthermore, he won the golf tournament at the PGA AT&T Byron Nelson at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas, TX.
For the 31 year old golfer, also known as Sung Kang by sports betting fans, this is a great achievement. This is because ever since he became a professional golfer, this is the first time after 159 games that he won. Furthermore, he is now the sixth South Korean professional golfer to win a PGA title. Other Korean golfers who won a title are hoi Kyeong-ju, Yang Yong-eun, Noh Seung-yul, Bae Sang-moon and Kim Si-woo.
PGA Golf Competition Recap
Kang, began the course record with a 61 in the second round on Friday. Thereafter, he went through 27 holes on Sunday. According to golf news website, this is because the third round was on hold because of awful climate.
Before beginning the staying nine-gap third round, he was one shot far from then-pioneer Every. However, Kang made three birdies and a bogey to get a three-shot lead before heading into the fourth round.
In the last round, Every made seven birdies to tie with Kang at the fourteenth hole. However, during the following par-four hole, Kang made a seven-meter putt for birdie. Thus, he took the lead again from the American golfer.
At that point the Korean made a birdy on the sixteenth and spared standard on the seventeenth. However, Every did not make a birdie and was not able to limit the three-stroke hole with Kang.
On the last hole, Kang only got a birdie, yet it was sufficient to win by two shots.
Following his first PGA title, Kang is now rank 75 according to the most recent world golf rankings. This is an amazing improvement as earlier this week he was only 138. He is the fourth highest South Korean golfer after Kim Si-charm, An Byeong-hoon , and Im Sung-jae.