Kyung Joo Choi, runner-up by one stroke “Oops, bogey 18”

‘Tank’ Choi fell one percent short of an upset victory.

The South Korean improved by five strokes in the final three rounds of the U.S. Professional Golf (PGA) Tour Champions (Senior) Sanford International ($2 million purse), which concluded Sunday (Sept. 17) at Minnehaha CC (par 70-6729 yards) in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, U.S., but had to settle for a runner-up finish (15-under 195), his best finish of the year. It was his fifth ‘top 10’ finish of the season after a tie for seventh at the Shaw Charity Classic last month.

Choi started the day two shots off the pace in a tie for fourth place and carded six birdies (one bogey). She birdied the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 9th, 12th, and 16th holes to cut the lead to one stroke, but missed the green on the 18th (par-4) for a bogey. Choi now has eight career victories on the PGA Tour and is the first South Korean to win the 2021 Pure Insurance Championship, the premier event for seniors 50 and older on the PGA Tour.메이저놀이터

Steve Stricker (USA) shot a 4-under par to win by one stroke (16-under par 194). It was his sixth win of the season, including the Senior PGA Championship. Senior Tour powerhouse Bernhard Langer (GER) finished tied for fourth (12-under 198), while John Daly (USA) finished tied for seventh (10-under 200). For South Korea, Yang Yong Yang is tied for 18th (7-under par 203) and Wee Chang Soo is tied for 46th (2-under par 208).

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