“Son of the Wind” Yang Yong-eun, 51, posted his best finish of the season with a fourth-place finish at the Senior PGA Championship ($3.5 million purse), a major on the United States Professional Golf (PGA) Champions Tour.
Yang shot a 2-under-par 70 in the fourth round to finish at 11-under-par 277 on the final day of play at Fields Ranch East (par-72) in Frisco, Texas, USA, on Monday (Sept. 29).
It was his best finish of the season and his highest finish since finishing runner-up at the Ascension Charity Classic last September. It was his third top-10 of the season.
Entering the final day in a tie for fourth place, Yang looked to make a move up the leaderboard with two birdies on the front nine at No. 3 (par-5) and No. 7 (par-4), but a mid-match bogey and a bogey at No. 13 (par-3) prevented her from closing the gap on the leaders. Fortunately, he added a birdie on the 18th (par-5) from a tie for fourth to match his best finish of the season.
The Champions Tour is the senior stage for players aged 50 and over. Yang made his debut last year and is yet to win a tournament. On the PGA Tour, he has two wins, the 2009 Honda Classic and a major, the PGA Championship.
He has never won on the Champions Tour, but he earned his way back into the field this season by finishing 29th in the Charles Schwab Points last year, and his fourth-place finish on the day should help him move into the top 30 this season, up from 40th before this event.메이저사이트
Choi’s teammate, Kyung Joo Choi (53), shot a 2-over 74 on the day and is tied for 26th with a 2-under 286 total.
Padraig Harrington (IRL) and Steve Stricker (USA), who finished the regular round at 18-under-par 270 as of 8:20 a.m., are in the lead.
Stewart Cink (USA) is in third place with a 16-under par 272 total.