Sam Burns (USA) won the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play (total prize money of 20 million dollars) with a godly putt.
On the 27th (Korean time), Burns defeated Cameron Young (USA) 6&5 (victory by 6 holes leaving 5 holes) in the final of the tournament held at the Austin Golf Club (par 71) in Austin, Texas, USA and won the championship. World No. 3 Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) beat World No. 1 and defending champion Scotty Scheffler (USA) 2&1 in the match for 3rd and 4th places.
Burns won his maiden appearance for the first time since Jeff Ogilvy (Australia) in 2006 and remains the last champion of this tournament. He also became the sixth player after Rory McIlroy, Scotty Scheffler, Patrick Cantlay, John Rahm, and Max Homar to win five PGA tours in the last three years. The winning prize is 3.5 million dollars (approximately 4.5 billion won).
For Burns, it was decisive to defeat his ‘best friend’, world number one Scotty Scheffler (USA), in overtime in the semifinals. Burns hit the last 18th hole with a one-hole lead, but Schaeffler’s counterattack, which caught a birdie, allowed overtime. Burns failed to make a 3.3m birdie putt in that hole. However, on the 21st hole, he put a 4.5m birdie putt to end the game. Burns also defeated Schaeffler in overtime at the Charles Schwab Challenge last year.
Burns had a hot putter in the finals as well. I put in a 6m birdie putt on the 8th hole, 3.6m on the 10th hole, and 7.5m on the 12th hole. Burns made a whopping eight birdies over the last 10 holes in the final against Young. After making all squares with a birdie on the 5th hole, he took a 1-hole lead with a birdie on the 6th hole, and then ended the game with 4 consecutive birdies from 10th to 13th holes following a birdie on the 8th hole. 메이저사이트
“I really liked my putting today,” Burns said after winning. “I’ve been putting well all week,” he said. “Professional golf is really hard,” Burns continued. It was very difficult to correct the swing. I didn’t get what I wanted in the end, but I won. He thanks his swing coach, Brad,” he added.
Although Young lost, he made it to the finals in his first appearance. In the semifinals, Young created a sensation by defeating world number 3 Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) at the 19th hole. With a birdie on the 18th hole, the game went into overtime, and a series of birdies on the 19th hole. Young, however, was left with a disappointing finish, his sixth runner-up in his 37th game on the PGA Tour. His runner-up prize money is 2.2 million dollars (approximately 2.95 billion won).