This year, Vijay Singh (Fiji) and his son Cass, who participated in the PNC Championship, a PGA Tour event for the 16th time, finally won the championship.
In the final round of the tournament held at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club (par 72, 7106 yards) in Orlando, Florida, USA on the 19th (Korean time), Singh father and son shot 59 shots, resulting in a final total of 26 under par 118 strokes, 2 strokes away from the 2nd place group, and won the championship belt. received
The Singh father and son, who started in a tie for second place, continued the procession of birdies from the first hole to the 7th hole. In the second half, he caught an eagle on the 14th hole and caught 11 birdies on this day alone, hitting 13 under par for two days in a row. Since 1995, when the tournament was founded, scoring in the 50s for two consecutive days is the lowest score ever.
It is a thrilling result for Singh, who competed every year with his son Kas, but only finished in the top 5 eight times and did not win.
Singh, who will turn 60 next year, said in an interview with the championship, “I wanted to win from the first time I competed, but it became more and more difficult.” The goal was achieved,” he said with emotion.
This tournament has a total prize money of 1,085,000 dollars and the winning prize is 200,000 dollars (260 million won), which is less than the regular tournament. However, because of the way a famous golf player who has won a major has built it with his family, players place great importance on the participation itself. In particular, the tournament received major attention when Tiger Woods, the ‘Emperor of Golf’, competed with his son Charlie after being involved in a car accident three years ago.
Tiger Woods and his son [Photo = Getty Image Korea]
Woods and his son, who finished second last year, came out wearing a red T-shirt and black pants. Following Woods, his son Charlie also finished in a tie for 8th (20 under par) this year, possibly because he could not perform properly due to a leg injury. Woods and his son, who started in a tie for second place, scored 7 under par 65 with 1 eagle, 7 birdies and 2 bogeys.메이저놀이터
John Daly, who won last year, and Justin Thomas (USA), who won in 2020, finished in a tie for second place (24 under par).
World No. 2 Nellie Corda (USA) in women’s golf competed with her father, a former tennis player, and finished in a tie for 5th place (21 under par). ‘Golf Empress’ Annika Sorenstam (Sweden) finished the event tied for 17th (15 under par) with her 11-year-old son, Will McGee, making her first appearance of the year.