Monthly Archives: September 2023

Song Young-han, joint leader on the first day of Panasonic Open

Song Young-han (32), who recorded his second win on the Japan Men’s Professional Golf (JGTO) Tour a month ago, finished tied for the lead, reducing 9 strokes on the first day of the Panasonic Open Golf Championship (total prize money of 100 million yen).

In the first round of the tournament held at the Onotoyo Golf Course (par 72, 7,113 yards) in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan on the 21st, Song Young-han took 9 birdies and hit 63 strokes without bogeys, tying for first place with Ryutaro Nagano (Japan). After winning the Japanese Tour for the first time at the 2016 Singapore Open, he has been on a roll since winning the Sansan KBC Augusta on the Japanese mainland for the first time in seven years.메이저사이트

After finishing the Shinhan Donghae Open in Korea, he took second place at the ANA Open last week, one stroke behind Hideto Tanihara. The ranking is high enough to be in the top 10 four times this season alone. The prize money is also the highest ever at 6th place.

Song Young-han, who started the game at the 10th hole in the second half, made consecutive birdies on the 11th and 12th holes, followed by three consecutive birdies on the 14th and 15th holes, and the 18th and 1st holes. He added a birdie on the par 3 3rd hole, and then birdied the 5th and 6th holes again to finish the match.

Song Young-han, who finished the game, said, “I had a good feeling from the start of this season and thought I could take advantage of the opportunity.” He added, “In particular, my putting and short game improved, and it paid off with good results in recent competitions.”

Nagano, 35, took the lead for the first time since the Kansai Open in April. Nagano, who finished in 5th place in the competition at the time, confessed, “I recently injured my back and was unable to participate in the last competition because I was receiving treatment. It hurts and I am scared, but I have always suffered from my back, so I have no choice but to deal with it the best I can.”

Tsubasa Ukita took 3rd place by reducing 8 strokes including an eagle, Korean Todd Beck (USA) and Nagano Taiga both shot 7 under par 65 strokes and finished in 4th place, and Sanghee Lee shot 5 under par 67 strokes and finished in 9th place.

Kim Young-gyu and Kim Seong-yoon boarded the Ryu Joong-il… What strengths did you pay attention to?

After much deliberation, the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games baseball team decided to change the roster. NC Dinos pitcher Kim Young-gyu and Samsung Lions outfielder Kim Seong-yoon joined Ryu Joong-il. The head coach focused on the strengths of the two players.

On the 21st, the Korean Baseball Softball Association (KBSA) Performance Improvement Committee and the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) Power Enhancement Committee replaced NC Koo Chang-mo and Kiwoom Heroes Lee Jeong-hoo with Kim Young-gyu and Kim Seong-yoon, respectively, among the Asian Games national team players.

Koo Chang-mo is a card that can serve as the national team’s ace and become the focal point of the left-handed pitching team. Even though he suffered an arm injury last June, he was named as a wild card in the Asian Games squad.

Koo Chang-mo, who showed a strong will to participate in the Asian Games, accelerated his rehabilitation and was registered as a first-team entry on the 20th, but his trip to Hangzhou was ultimately frustrated. National team coach Ryu Joong-il explained the reason for his replacement in a phone call with Newsis on the 21st, saying, “We judged that he is still in the rehabilitation stage,” and “He is unable to throw his own ball.”

With Koo Chang-mo missing, the national team was short on left-handed pitching resources and needed a left-handed pitcher. Koo Chang-mo’s teammate Kim Young-gyu was selected as a replacement.

Kim Young-gyu, who is active as a NC team winner this season, is having a career-high season by appearing in 59 games, pitching 56⅔ innings, and recording 2 wins, 4 losses, 21 holds, and an ERA of 3.34. He surpassed 20 holds for the first time since his professional debut and is tied for 3rd place in holds.

Kim Young-gyu is a professional bullpen agent who can reliably block one inning, not just one point. He showed strength not only against left-handed batters (0.218 hitting percentage) but also against right-handed batters (0.202).

He made the best choice for the national team. Coach Ryu said of Kim Young-gyu, “He was the best in terms of performance. He has good performance regardless of whether he is a right-handed or left-handed hitter.”토토사이트

Lee Jeong-hoo, who underwent ankle surgery last July, was inevitably replaced. The national team, which had a gap in the outfield, chose Kim Seong-yoon after considering Kim Seong-yoon and Samsung Kim Hyun-jun.

Kim Seong-yoon, who played in only 110 games over five seasons before this season, made a mark this year and developed into a starting right fielder. He appeared in 97 games and had a batting average of 0.312, 2 home runs, 72 hits, 27 RBI, and 19 stolen bases.

Kim Seong-yoon’s distinct strength is his precise hitting ability. He has shown excellent pace recently, recording a high batting average of 0.352 in the second half of the season. In addition, he has quick feet, so he can be used as a pinch runner or as a defensive card. He is mainly playing right field this year, but can play all outfield positions.

Manager Ryu said, “Looking at the overall performance, I judged that Kim Seong-yoon was better. He has good performance against left-handed pitchers and the ability to steal bases.”

A blow to 3rd place Bucheon… Jang Baek-gyu’s winning goal from last-place Cheonan, the first two consecutive wins since its founding, ‘I can see them getting out of last place!’

Cheonan City FC, which debuted in professional soccer K-League 2 this year, dealt a blow to 3rd place Bucheon FC and achieved its 3rd win of the season for the first time in a row, raising hopes of getting out of last place.

Cheonan defeated Bucheon FC 1-0 in the home game of the 32nd round of Hana 1Q K League 2 2023 held at Cheonan Sports Complex on the 20th.

The record against Bucheon was also balanced at 1 win, 1 draw, and 1 loss.

Last July, the new club Cheonan, which achieved its first win in 21 games, recorded its second win against Seoul E-Land FC in the previous game, and recorded its first impressive win in a row by adding a win today.

Also, for the first time, they finished two consecutive games without giving up a goal.

Cheonan, which achieved its third win of the season, accumulated 17 points and was one point ahead of 12th place Ansan (18 points), putting it on the verge of being eliminated from last place.

Bucheon (49 points) suffered a blow to last-place Cheonan, but maintained third place.

The 6-game undefeated streak (4 wins, 2 draws) ended.

Cheonan took the lead in the 21st minute of the first half with Baek-gyu Jang’s first goal.

In a free kick situation on the left side, Jang Baek-gyu aimed directly at the goal with his right foot, and the ball, which left Jang Baek-gyu’s foot, bounced once on the ground in front of the goal and hit the net.

Jeonnam Choo Sang-hoon scored the winning goal with a diving header. [Provided by the Korea Professional Football League]

■ Jeonnam Choo Sang-hoon’s diving header winning goal… Jumping to 6th place

At Asan Yi Sun-sin Stadium, Jeonnam Dragons defeated Chungnam Asan FC 1-0.

Jeonnam has recently won two games in a row, while maintaining an advantage over its opponents by recording two wins and a draw against Asan Chungnam this season.

Jeonnam (44 points), which added 3 points, jumped two places to 6th place.

Chungnam Asan (33 points) remained in 11th place.

The ground was in such poor condition that huge puddles of water formed here and there, and spray was created when the ball was kicked. The two teams ended the first half tied 0-0 after a fierce battle.

In the second half, the joys and sorrows of both teams were mixed.

Jeonnam’s Plana crossed forward from the right flank, and Sang-Hoon Choo ran toward the goal and hit the net with a diving header.

Chungnam Asan expected a tying goal, but instead, Lee Hak-min was sent off for accumulating warnings in extra time in the second half, putting them at a numerical disadvantage.

Jeonnam had the last laugh, protecting Choo Sang-hoon’s first goal until the end.

Anyang took the lead thanks to Bruno’s first goal, but allowed Gyeongnam Cho Hyang-gi to equalize, resulting in a draw. [Provided by Korea Professional Football League]

■ Anyang and Gyeongnam draw 1-1 after a ‘bloody underwater battle’

At Anyang Stadium, FC Anyang and Gyeongnam FC drew 1-1 after a ‘bloody underwater battle’.

Anyang, which had been on a three-game losing streak recently, was unable to add a win in four consecutive games until this day.메이저사이트

Including the draw on this day, they were inferior, recording 1 draw and 2 losses in 3 games against Gyeongnam this season.

Anyang, who took 1 point, accumulated 43 points, but lost 6th place to Jeonnam, which won against Asan Chungnam that day, and fell to 7th place.

5th place Gyeongnam (46 points) chased 4th place Gimpo FC (49 points) by 3 points.

With drizzling rain, Anyang took the lead with Bruno’s header in the 31st minute of the first half.

Ahn Yong-woo kicked the ball with his left foot from the right corner, and Bruno, who jumped up from the goal line, hit the ball with his forehead and hit the top corner of the goal.

Gyeongnam balanced the score with an equalizer in the second half.

In the 12th minute of the second half, in a mixed situation at the goal, Jo Hyang-gi hit the net with a right-footed shot from near the penalty arc, scoring the biggest goal of the season.

Gyeongnam’s Park Jae-hwan’s header hit the net in the 43rd minute of the second half, but it was ruled offside and it was disappointing.

Texas’ last 10 games have been a roller coaster, 4 consecutive wins, 4 consecutive losses, and 2 consecutive wins.

For Texas Rangers fans, watching baseball these days is torture. This is because of the weak bullpen, which can be overturned at any moment even if it is ahead. Veteran manager Bruce Bochy, known as the ‘maestro’ when it comes to bullpen management, is also unable to find a solution. Selection is equally uncertain.

Texas won 15-5 in a daytime game against the Boston Red Sox in the American League East Division held at Globe Life Field on the 21st (Korean time). While trailing 0-4, he produced a big inning of 6 runs in the bottom of the second inning and succeeded in turning the situation around.

In the day game, the Houston Astros won 2-1 over the Baltimore Orioles thanks to pinch hitter Mauricio Dubon’s walk-off hit in the 9th inning, so there was no change in the rankings. Houston narrowly avoided being swept by losing the previous two games.

Texas’ recent games have been dizzying, like riding a roller coaster. Early last week, they swept the four-game road trip against the Toronto Blue Jays, who are competing for the AL wild card. They pushed Toronto to third place in the wild card race and rose to second place. The 3rd place AL wild card position is on thin ice, with the team changing as many as 10 times in September.메이저사이트

The upward trend of four consecutive wins was put on hold in the postseason game against the Cleveland Guardians, who were virtually defeated. The three-game series was swept by Cleveland, who was empty. This is the result of the mound collapsing. After returning from home with their third consecutive away loss, they took a 2-1 lead over Boston until the 7th inning, but left-hander Will Smith of the bullpen allowed a 2-run, timely hit to Korean-born Rob Refsnyder and lost 2-4. Refsnyder is a left-handed killer.

After four straight wins, they lost four in a row and fell to third place in the wild card. Fortunately, after losing the first game to Boston, they came from behind to win 6-4 thanks to Josh Yong’s game-winning hit in the 7th inning the previous day, and created a winning series by pouring in 16 hits, including 4 home runs, that day. The rubber match that day was a very important one for Texas.

It was a godsend for Coach Bocch to immediately bring in left-hander Martin Perez in the third inning after starter John Gray allowed two home runs and gave up four runs. Perez, a hybrid between starter and bullpen, led the team to victory by pitching 4.2 innings with 3 hits, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts, and no runs.

Texas Rangers manager Bruce Bochy is considered the best when it comes to bullpen management. I am feeling sick recently due to the bullpen crisis. He is replacing Martin Perez in the 9th inning against the Houston Astros on the 5th. USA TODAY Sports Yonhap News

Texas, which won the series against Boston, will play a three-game series against the Seattle Mariners at home starting on the 22nd.

As of this day, the AL West is 1st place Houston 85-68, and 2nd place Texas and Seattle 84-68. There is a possibility that the three teams will be tied in the regular season. As for the AL Wild Card, 4 teams, including the 3 AL West teams and the East Toronto Blue Jays, are fighting for 2 spots. Tampa Bay has already confirmed its advancement to the postseason and is competing with Baltimore for the district title.

Kang Baek-ho survives and Gu Chang-mo returns.

“Baekho comes back to life and Changmo comes too… .” There is good news for the baseball team aiming for the Asian Games gold medal. First of all, there are signs of the revival of Kang Baek-ho (24, KT), the next generation slugger in Korean baseball. Kang Baek-ho played as the number 3 and designated hitter in the home game against Samsung on the 19th and led the way to a 7-1 victory with 3 hits in 4 at-bats, 2 RBIs, and 1 walk. In his first at-bat in the first inning, he targeted opposing starting pitcher Hwang Dong-jae’s forkball and went over the right fence. It was a thrilling feeling after eight games after hitting a grand slam against SSG on the 8th. He has been on a hitting streak for 5 consecutive games since the game against Samsung on the 14th.온라인바카라

Kang Baek-ho graduated from Seoul High School and established himself as a representative power hitter in the KBO League by hitting 29 cannons (batting average 0.290) as soon as he debuted in 2018. He boasted sophisticated hitting sensitivity, including 0.336 in 2019, 0.330 in 2020, and 0.345 in 2021. It goes without saying that he was selected for every international competition. However, he fell into a slump in 2022 with 0.245 and 6 home runs in 62 appearances. This year, his batting average is 0.271 with 8 home runs. He hardly survived. Because of his unique, out-of-the-box behavior, boos poured in, asking, “What are you doing if you’re not concentrating on the game?” This also shook his ‘mentality’. In June of this year, he was left out of the first team lineup due to poor physical condition and mental problems. He seemed to be recovering, returning at the end of the first half and hitting a home run in the first game of the second half, but did not show his peak skills. He continued to appear in September, primarily as a pinch hitter. As the Asian Games approach, public opinion has reached a boiling point that “Kang Baek-ho must be replaced,” but the recent upward trend is dispelling concerns. The Korean national team’s best hitter Lee Jeong-hoo (Kiwoom) is missing due to injury, so the revival of Kang Baek-ho is a great help. This is because his destructive power will be stronger if he forms a central batting lineup with home run leader Noh Si-hwan (Hanwha).

In addition, the news of Koo Chang-mo (27, NC)’s rehabilitation appearance on the mound is welcome. He took the mound as a starter in the Futures League against KT Wiz held in Iksan, Jeollabuk-do on the 19th and checked his performance with 1 hit, 2 strikeouts, and no runs in 2 innings. It has been 109 days since he was kicked out after feeling discomfort in his left arm after throwing only five balls in the game against LG in Jamsil on June 2. If he shows his top performance with 9 wins and an average ERA of 1.74 in 2020 and 11 wins, 5 losses, and 2.10 in 2022, the possibility of winning the Korean Baseball Asian Games for the fourth time in a row increases.

Hangzhou AG men’s golf representative… What are Seongjae Lim, Wooyoung Jo, and Yubin Jang’s ‘screen golf’ skills?

Lim Seong-jae, Jo Woo-young, and Jang Yu-bin, who are competing in the golf event at the Hangzhou Asian Games, will compete in a screen golf competition.

Golfzon announced on the 19th that, in partnership with CJ Group, it will hold the ‘CJ

This tournament, with a total prize money of 20 million won, will be played in an 18-hole modified stableford format and individual play. The competition course is Hangzhou West Lake Global Golf and Country Club (CC), where the actual Hangzhou Asian Games golf competition is held.스포츠토토

Seongjae Lim, who recorded two wins on the PGA Tour and participated in all FedEx Cup playoffs this season, and Wooyoung Cho, winner of the KPGA Golf Zone Open in Jeju tournament, who is causing an amateur sensation in Korean men’s golf this year, will open the KPGA Gunsan CC in August. Three players, including winner Jang Yu-bin, will participate.

The tournament prize money will be donated to the Korea Golf Association (KGA) in the name of the winner as part of the development of Korean golf and social contribution activities.

Jang-soon Son, Managing Director of Golfzon’s Media Division, said, “We hope you enjoy the exciting screen competition between Korean national team players who are active in Korea and on the world stage. We will continue to plan meaningful event competitions in the future to provide various attractions and fun to domestic golf fans. “I will do my best to make it happen,” he said.

MLB Tampa Bay builds a new 30,000-seat state-of-the-art baseball stadium instead of relocating

The Tampa Bay Rays of the Major League Baseball (MLB) will begin building a new stadium instead of relocating.

On the morning of the 20th (Korean time), the Tampa Bay team announced plans to build a new stadium on a site near its home stadium, Tropicana Field, rather than relocating.메이저사이트

Founded in 1998, Tampa Bay uses Tropicana Field as its home stadium. However, Tropicana Field’s 30-year lease agreement expires in 2027. Tampa Bay pursued the construction of a new stadium, but it did not work out as planned, and they have been pursuing a relocation to a location other than their current home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

However, Tampa Bay decided to remain in St. Petersburg as it decided to build a state-of-the-art baseball stadium with 30,000 seats. The new baseball stadium will be built as a closed dome stadium, and construction is scheduled to begin in 2028. Construction of the new stadium will begin in the second half of 2024. Accordingly, Tampa Bay home games are expected to be held in the new stadium starting in 2028.

According to local media, the construction cost is estimated at about $1.3 billion (about 1.73 trillion won). Each city will contribute $300 million, and Tampa Bay will be responsible for the remaining costs. Once the new stadium is completed, Tropicana Field will be demolished.

‘WBC fighting spirit’ The season ends early due to injury to the local ace → Now, he is all in on Hangzhou AG

Samsung Lions’ ‘local ace’ Won Tae-in (23) actually ended the season early due to a hand injury. Won Tae-in is now expected to focus on the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.

The Samsung Lions deleted Won Tae-in from the first team lineup ahead of the away game against KT Wiz held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 19th.

Samsung coach Park Jin-man met with reporters ahead of the game on this day and said, “We have excluded Won Tae-in from the first team entry. He felt pain in the muscle between the thumb and index finger of his right hand, and he said he had no strength. He needs to take care of his body before joining the national team. “I thought so, so I deleted it from today’s entry,” he said.

Won Tae-in became the winning pitcher against KT on the 14th, allowing 6 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, 1 ball hit to the body, 6 strikeouts, and 4 runs (3 earned runs) in 6 innings. However, he felt pain while pitching at the time, and was eventually expunged from the first team entry.

Still, I did my best this year. Won Tae-in started 25 games this season, recording 7 wins, 6 losses, and an ERA of 3.17, taking responsibility as a member of the Lions’ starting lineup. In a total of 145 innings this year, he recorded 150 hits (14 home runs), 33 walks, 100 strikeouts, 58 runs (51 earned runs), a WHIP (on base per inning allowed) of 1.26, and a hitting percentage of 0.266. He pitched 17 times with quality starts (less than 3 earned runs in 6 innings as a starter).

Of course, it was also a disappointing season for Won Tae-in, who posted 14 wins, 7 losses, and an ERA of 3.06 in the 2021 season and 10 wins, 8 losses, and an ERA of 3.92 in the 2022 season.

In particular, Won Tae-in received a lot of love from the people as a ‘symbol of fighting spirit’ at the World Baseball Classic (WBC) held in Tokyo, Japan last March. At that time, Won Tae-in threw 108 balls in a total of 4 games over 7 days, including an evaluation match with the Hanshin Tigers. He was a man who showed his indomitable will by giving his all for his country in every game.온라인바카라

It is expected that it will be difficult to see Won Tae-in on the KBO League stage anymore this season. If the Hangzhou Asian Games national team advances to the finals, the finals will be held on October 7. Even if Won Tae-in returns home the next day, the 8th, there is a high possibility that he will focus on resting without playing in the remaining games.

Won Tae-in was originally scheduled to make his final appearance as a starter in the Daegu Doosan game on the 22nd. He was scheduled to join the Hangzhou Asian Games national team convocation training to be held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul a day later on the 23rd, but joined immediately without starting.

Coach Park said, “If you want to pitch as a starter on the 22nd, your physical condition must be (normal) from now on. However, they said there is still some discomfort. So, we decided to (cancel the first team entry). Of course, the team’s starting lineup is difficult right now. “It’s disappointing for the team,” he explained. “But looking at the date, I don’t think there will be any problem in joining the national team and throwing the ball.”

Now, a replacement starter must fill in Won Tae-in’s place. Coach Park showed a cautious attitude, saying, “As Won Tae-in’s cancellation was decided today (20th), a replacement starter has not been found. There is still time.”

What kind of fighting spirit will Won Tae-in show at the Hangzhou Asian Games?

One-two punch: KB’s task is to ‘unify the three remaining members’ and ‘discover backup resources’

Cheongju KB Stars’ task has become more solid.

KB Stars took fourth place in the 2023 Woori Bank Park Shin-ja Cup held from August 26 to September 3. Unfortunately, they only lost two games in the final tournament, but played the four preliminary games perfectly.

One-two punches Park Ji-su (196cm, C) and Kang Yi-seul (180cm, F) took the center stage. In particular, Park Ji-soo completely shook off the pain from a year ago. The overwhelming height and instantaneous sense shined.

Park Ji-su and Kang I-seul were not the only ones seen. Starting or starting-level backup resources such as Heo Ye-eun (165 cm, G), Shim Seong-young (165 cm, G), Yeom Yun-ah (176 cm, G), Kim Ye-jin (174 cm, F), and Kim So-dam (185 cm, C) played their roles faithfully. I tried to create a synergy effect with Park Ji-soo and Kang Yi-seul.

Such movements were revealed in most Park Shin-ja Cup games. He also appeared in the semifinals against Toyota Antelopes. Although KB Stars lost 68-70 to Toyota, KB Stars coach Kim Wan-soo said, “We did our best. I played a game with no regrets. All players had a strong desire to win. I also prepared a lot for my opponent. “But I think we need to work harder,” he said, expressing some satisfaction with the performance.

He continued, “The defense we prepared during the off-season went well. I would like to give 150 points out of 100 for defense. It was bad luck to give up 3 points at the end. “I also learned a lot, and the players must have also gained good motivation,” he said, encouraging the entire team.

KB Stars is preparing at KB Champions Park in Cheonan after the Park Shin-ja Cup. Park Ji-soo and Kang I-seul missed out on participation in the Hangzhou Asian Games, but everyone except them is sweating hard. This is to get into the remaining seats.스포츠토토

Coach Kim Wan-soo also knows the passion of his players. So he is struggling with how to form the three members excluding Park Ji-su and Kang Yi-seul. Since we need to form multiple combinations, we are considering a variety of players. In fact, KB Stars’ backup resources are narrowing the gap with the starters.

Coach Kim Wan-su said, “During the Park Shin-ja Cup, (Yeom) Yoona did her part as a senior. Young players such as (Lee) Chae-eun, (Yang) Ji-soo, and (Lee) Yun-mi also showed potential. “He seems to have gained confidence that he will be able to do his part in the regular league,” he said, looking positively at the expanded range of available players.

After that, “Even if (Park) Jisoo and (Kang) Iseul are present, Yoona and (Kim) Yejin can enter together. This is because when two players enter, the defense changes drastically. Also, “Yoona can sometimes come in as number 4,” he said, thinking about various combinations with Yeom Yoon-ah and Kim Ye-jin.

Minjeong Kim (181cm, F), who suffered from neck and back injuries, is also preparing to return. Since the Park Shin-ja Cup, I have participated in some team training, and I am gradually improving my stamina for the game. If Kim Min-jung fully recovers, KB Stars’ tactical range could expand further.

Meanwhile, KB Stars was unable to use its strength in the 2022-2023 season. This is because serial injuries to key resources, including Park Ji-soo, have hindered the team. For that reason, the gaze toward KB Stars was cold.

So, KB Stars has been thinking about a lot of things since the end of the 2022-2023 season. The things I thought about the most were ‘combination’ and ‘backup power.’ The topic of concern has not changed even now. This is because there are less than two months left in the 2023-2024 season.

You can still “win” with a triple view

Ryan Fox (NZL) came from behind to win the fourth DP World Tour Rolex Series event, the BMW PGA Championship ($9 million).

Fox came from behind to win the DP World Tour’s BMW PGA Championship at the par-72 Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey, England, on Sunday (Aug. 18).

Entering the final round in a tie for fourth place, three strokes off the lead, Fox made a triple bogey on the par-4 third hole. His tee shot went wide right and into the penalty area, and he was assessed a one-stroke penalty before reteeing. However, things didn’t go so well as his second shot went into the bunker around the green. He ended up with a triple bogey.

With a huge deficit, Fox wasn’t about to give up. He bounced back with birdies on the front six (par-4) and eighth (par-4). Regrouping, Fox went on a “birdie binge” in the second half.

He birdied three in a row on the back nine (10-12), then added back-to-back birdies on 14-15. She added a birdie on the par-5 18th to complete the dramatic come-from-behind victory. Play was halted for 83 minutes due to thunderstorms, but that didn’t deter Fox.메이저사이트

The victory was the veteran Fox’s fourth on the DP World Tour. First win in the Rolex Series. It is the first time a New Zealander has won the Rolex Series.

“I never thought I was going to win after the third hole,” said Fox. I didn’t think about it at all. I thought maybe I could finish in the top 20, but the back nine was amazing. I didn’t miss any shots, all my putts went in.”

Two weeks ago, he was 45th on the DP World Tour Race to Dubai Ranking, but a tie for third at last week’s Horizon Irish Open and a victory in this event helped him move up to third. Fox, who had two wins last year, looks to shake off his slump and qualify for the final DP World Tour event, which is only open to the top 50.

Fox revealed that both of his wife’s parents have been diagnosed with cancer and that his father-in-law finally passed away in June. He said: “When I went home, I basically couldn’t touch the club. There was just too much going on at home. In recent weeks, things have been slowly getting back to normal. I know everyone is watching here except my father-in-law, but I know he would be proud.”

Meanwhile, Kim Joo-hyung, 21, who played in the tournament, finished in a tie for 18th place with a final total of 10-under par 278. The Ryder Cup field was dominated by European players. Tyrrell Hatton (England) finished runner-up, Jon Rahm (Spain) tied for fourth at 16-under-par 272, Viktor Hovlan (Norway) tied for fifth, and Tommy Fleetwood (England) and Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) tied for sixth and seventh, respectively.