Sahis Tigala (USA), who had a successful rookie season on the PGA Tour and was in his second season, tasted his first victory at the QBE Shootout (total prize money of 3.8 million dollars), an unofficial tournament.
In the final round of the tournament held at the Tiburon Golf Course (par 72, 7382 yards) in Naples, Florida, USA on the 12th, Tigala paired with Tom Hogi (USA) and recorded 10 under par 62, winning with a total of 34 under par 182 strokes. . The 3rd round competition was played as a four-ball (two players play individually and then write the better score as the team score).
Tigala made a 4.5m birdie putt on the last 18th hole, beating Charlie Hoffman-Ryan Farmer (33 under par, 183 strokes, USA), who took the lead in the first and second rounds, by one shot. Hoffman and Palmer missed Tigala’s birdie putt on the last hole and then failed to make birdie putts of about 3.5m in a row, losing the opportunity to go into overtime.
As an Indian-American, Tigala, who overcame difficult family circumstances and racial discrimination and succeeded as a professional golfer, had two chances to win in his debut season (2021-2022), but failed to achieve his goals with a tie for 2nd in the Travelers Championship and a tie for 3rd in the Phoenix Open. Even in the 2022-2023 season, which started last September, it tied for second at the RSM Classic last month.
Tigala, who won the PGA Tour’s unofficial two-man event competition for the first time, said, “It’s not easy to win on the PGA Tour, so I’m happy to taste the victory here.” The two share the prize money of 950,000 dollars (1.24 billion won). 토토사이트
Lee Kyung-hoon (31), paired with Corey Connors (Canada), cut 7 strokes on the final day and finished tied for 8th place out of 12 teams with a total of 25 under par and 191 strokes.
Nellie Korda (USA), who is ranked third in the women’s golf world, paired with Denny McCarthy for a tie for fifth place (27 under par, 189 strokes). Lexi Thompson (USA), 7th in women’s golf, tied for 10th (24 under par, 192 strokes). It is the first time two LPGA Tour players have competed in this event.