Sam Burns (USA) became the last champion of the World Golf Championship (WGC) Dell Technologies Match Play (total prize money of 20 million dollars).
On the 27th (Korean time), Burns defeated Cameron Young (USA) by 6 holes in the final of the tournament held at Austin Country Club (par 71) in Austin, Texas, USA to win the championship.
Since this tournament, which started in 1999, will not be held from next year, Burns will remain as the last ‘match king’.
Burns rose to the heights of five wins on the PGA Tour in about 10 months after winning the Charles Schwab Challenge in May of last year.
The winning prize is 3.5 million dollars (approximately 4.55 billion won).
Burns, ranked 15th in the world, is looking forward to entering the top 10 with this win.
Burns defeated defending champion and world number 1 Scotty Scheffler (USA) in the semifinal match after extra time.
Although he is close friends with Schaeffler, Burns, who said, “There is no concession in the game,” allowed Scheffler to extend the game after catching a birdie on the 18th hole (par 4), but hit the birdie on the 21st hole to advance to the final.
Burns played a one-sided match against Young, who reached the final by beating Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) in the semifinals.
Young seemed to take the lead by catching a birdie on the 2nd hole (par 4), but Burns overturned the game with 3 consecutive birdies on holes 4-6, followed by a birdie on the 8th hole, and then 4 consecutive birdies on holes 10-13. It was decided early.
In the semifinals, Young, who caught a big fish called McIlroy and advanced to the finals to challenge for the first championship in his life, had to be satisfied with his sixth runner-up in his career.
In the semifinals, Young had an extended match against McIlroy, who had been ahead but birdied on the 18th hole, and birdied on the 19th hole to end the game. 바카라사이트
McIlroy defeated Schaeffler by two holes in the 3rd-4th place match, and relieved the regret of losing in the semifinals.
The finals ended so quickly that the awards ceremony was held at the 18th hole while the two were playing for 3rd and 4th places.