Wyndham Championship 3R 4th place alone by 3 strokes
Glover and Horschel tied for 18-under lead
Thomas makes eighth straight playoff appearance
Ahn Byung-hoon (32, CJ) saved his first chance to win the PGA Tour.
Ahn Byung-hoon shot a 5-under 65 in the third round of the PGA Tour Wyndham Championship (total prize money of $7.6 million) at Sedgefield CC (par 70) in Greensborough, North Carolina, on the 6th.
Ahn Byung-hoon, who recorded a 15-under 195 in the middle, fell one notch from tied for third to fourth the previous day. However, it is three strokes away from the joint leader, so it is still within sight of the championship.
Ahn Byung-hoon made his PGA Tour debut in 2016 and has yet to win, but he is a competitive player as seen in the runner-up three times in his career. The problem was a lack of endurance. Especially, I always had a hard time with green play.
However, in this tournament, green play, which was pointed out as a weakness, revived and joined the competition for the championship. Ahn Byung-hoon, who started using a Broomstick putter last month, has improved his green play beyond recognition.
In this tournament, Ahn Byung-hoon remained in the lead for three days, ranking fourth in the average putt count (27.33) until the third round and third in the average putt count (1.63) when he put the ball on the green after regular strokes. 토토사이트
After the round, Ahn Byung-hoon said, “The shot was better than yesterday, but there were a lot of (Buddy) putts that I missed. Still, thanks to the putt, I had a good performance of 5 under par today, he said. “Since it’s a course with a lot of birdies, my goal is to make a lot of birdies from the beginning tomorrow as well.” “I think it will be important tomorrow to make as many birdies as possible,” he said, showing his determination to challenge for his first championship with aggressive play.
Lucas Glover and Billy Horschel of the U.S. tied for first place with 18-under 192. If Glover, ranked 112th in the FedEx Cup rankings, and Horschel, ranked 116th, share the championship and runner-up, they will rise to the top 70 and advance to the playoffs.
Glover, the 2009 U.S. Open champion and 43-year-old this year, has not been able to add a multiplier since his fourth win at the John Dear Classic in 2021.
Horschel, who won seven games in his career at last year’s Memorial Tournament, was sluggish this season, with only two “top 10” awards and nine missed cuts, and took a chance to win the last tournament of the season.
Russell Henry of the U.S. chased the joint lead in third place, one stroke behind. Michael Kim, a Korean-American, was ranked 6th (11 under par 199 strokes in total).
Lim Sung-jae (25) reduced three strokes to tied for 16th (intermediate total 8-under 202), and Kim Si-woo (28, CJ) only reduced one stroke to tied for 43rd (4-under 206).
Justin Thomas of the U.S. reduced his four strokes to tie for 11th place (9 under par 201 strokes in total), saving the momentum to advance to the playoffs for eight consecutive seasons. Thomas, ranked 79th in the FedEx Cup, will have to finish tied for third or higher to reach the top 70 of the playoffs.