World No. 1 Jason Day (36, Australia), who fell into a swamp of sluggishness due to frequent back injuries and the death of his mother who raised him as a golfer, rose to the top in five years. Kim Si-woo, who was challenging for the second win of the season, unfortunately tied for second place by one stroke. Kim Si-woo, who has won four PGA Tour careers, is the fourth runner-up.
Siwoo Kim hits a driver tee shot at hole 2 of the final round of the PGA Tour AT&T Byron Nelson (total prize money: $9.5 million) held at TPC Craig Ranch (par 71) in McKinney, Texas on the 15th./AP Yonhap News
In the final round of the PGA Tour AT&T Byron Nelson (total prize money: $9.5 million) held at TPC Craig Ranch (par 71) in McKinney, Texas on the 15th, Day pulled out 9 birdies without bogey and hit 9 under par 62 for a total of 23 under par 261 was scored. This day was his mother’s day in the United States, so I was thrilled. The tournament was where Day won his first PGA Tour victory in 2010.
Day returned to the top five years after the Wells Fargo Championship in 2018 and recorded his 13th win on the PGA Tour. Day won 5 wins in 2015 and 3 wins in 2016, and was recognized as the lumber to succeed Tiger Woods as he climbed to No. 1 in the world. Day is a representative ‘Tiger Kids’ who developed his dream of golf by reading books written by Woods as a child.
Day, who was considered the successor to Woods, could not get out of the slump in the process of his mother passing away in 2022, who had been fighting cancer for more than 5 years while suffering from a back injury.
Day started playing golf with irons his father, an Irish migrant worker, picked up from a garbage dump. He was a poor and drunk father, but he loved his son enough to register Day as a member of the golf course when he was six years old. Day had a dark adolescence, falling into alcoholism after the death of his father when he was 12 years old.
The reason why Day was able to become the best golfer was thanks to his mother who came from the Philippines and devoted herself to her children without hesitation in hard work. Day’s mother sold her house and put Day in a boarding school with a golf course to help her son realize his dream. Day’s mother, who underwent lung cancer surgery in 2017, was diagnosed with a 12-month deadline, but she continued her life with Day’s extreme care. Day dedicated her win to her mother, saying “her mother will be happy in heaven too.”
Jason Day walks out of the green on the 18th hole after the final round of AT&T Byron Nelson’s on the 14th (local time)./Getty Images/AFP Yonhap News
Day was tied for fourth place, two strokes behind Austin Achrott (USA), Ryan Farmer (USA), and Dou Zecheng (China), who formed a joint lead group until the third round. Kim Si-woo and Scotty Scheffler (USA) also started the fourth round in a tie for fourth place alongside Day.
Day started hitting from the beginning, catching three consecutive birdies on holes 3 through 5, and caught birdies in a row on holes 9 and 10. Day, who added a birdie on the 12th hole, also made consecutive birdies on the 14th 토스카지노and 15th holes to rise to the sole lead. Day’s tee shot went into the rough in the 18th hole (par 5), but after laying up the second shot safely to the fairway, he added a birdie that put a third shot into the hole 1m away to put a wedge in the game.
Kim Si-woo, who challenged to win the championship four months after winning the Sony Open in January, added a birdie on the 16th hole (par 4) with a shot so accurate that the second shot almost went into the hole, chasing Day by one stroke. Kim Si-woo’s two-on wood shot in the 18th hole was unfortunately short and fell into the bunker, finishing with a birdie and finishing in a tie for second place. Achrott, who started as a joint leader, tied for second place with Kim Si-woo, and Scotty Scheffler (USA), who ranked second in the world, finished the tournament with a tie for fifth place (20 under par).
Kang Seong-hoon, who won this tournament in 2019, tied for 14th place (17 under par) with Ahn Byeong-hun. Kim Joo-hyung tied for 34th (13 under par), and Bae Sang-moon tied for 43rd (12 under par). Lee Gyeong-hoon, who achieved two consecutive victories in 2021 and last year, finished the tournament in a tie for 50th place (11 under par) with Kim Seong-hyun. Noh Seung-yeol, who shot 11 under par 60 on the first day, tied for 74th (7 under par).