2022 US Open Champion Matt Fitzpatrick (29, England) is a ‘quick fire’ golfer. By the time his partner hits the shot, he’s already finished his pre-shot routine. So, as soon as his turn comes, he takes the shot without hesitation. It was the influence of Patrick Cantlay (USA) that Fitzpatrick’s speed of play drew attention. There was a slow play issue with Cantlay last week at the Masters. Brooks Koepka (USA), who narrowly missed the championship, criticized, “Even if the play in the front group was slow, it was too slow.” There was Cantlay in the front group. Cantlay said, “I couldn’t help it because the group in front of us was too slow,” but he is a player who is usually ridiculed for his slow play.
On the 17th (Korean time) at the RBC Heritage of the American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour held at Harbor Town Golf Links (par 71) in South Carolina, the United States, a rapid-fire gun and a laggard met. Fitzpatrick took the lead, Cantlay took 2nd place by 1 stroke, and defending champion Jordan Spieth (USA) finished 3rd place by 2 strokes. The result is a quick-fire victory. Cantlay showed off his skill to block the ball with a bogey by getting the ball stuck in a wooden pole between the green and the water, but stopped in 3rd place with a total of 16 under par. Fitzpatrick took home 3.6 million dollars (approximately 4.7 billion won) in prize money. After reducing 3 strokes with 4 birdies (1 bogey), he finished with 17 under par, and won after a third overtime with Spieth. 카지노사이트
The RBC Heritage is one of the top prizes designated by the PGA Tour with a total prize pool of $20 million. There are many top rankers who usually take a break right after the Masters. World No. 1 Yon Ram (Spain), winner of the Masters, finished tied for 15th with an 11-under par.
Fitzpatrick is also known for his spider-like flat stomach when looking at the line of putt. This is to more accurately grasp the fine slope. In the third overtime, when the game was decided, there was no need to lie down or carefully look at the putt line. This is because he left 186 yards from hole 18 (par 4) to the pin and attached the second shot hit with a 9 iron to the hole 30 cm. After Spieth’s long-distance birdie putt failed, Fitzpatrick achieved his second PGA Tour win in 10 months with a tap-in birdie. Fitzpatrick, who has eight DP World Tour wins (including the US Open), finished last week in a tie for 10th at the Masters.
Harbor Town on Hilton Head Island, where the competition course is located, was Fitzpatrick’s family vacation spot as a child. Fitzpatrick was thrilled, saying, “It has always been my dream to win in a place with pleasant memories.” The symbol of this golf resort is the eye-catching lighthouse with its red and white pattern. Every time Fitzpatrick came to this course, he put a head cover on his driver in the shape of the Harbor Town Lighthouse. This year, I finally took a commemorative photo of the championship with the trophy and head cover in each hand.
Spieth, who tied for the lead by reducing 5 strokes that day, was able to end the game in the first overtime. A good birdie putt went straight to the hole. However, due to the influence of the small slope right in front of the hole, it turned slightly to the right at the end. Spieth, who was about to perform the ceremony, held his head as it was. The second extended birdie putt also did not go in with a slight difference. Spieth, who lost 14 tour victories right in front of his eyes, said, “I was much better than last year when I won… ” he regretted. The runner-up prize money is about 2.8 billion won. It is a difference of 1.9 billion won from the winning prize.
Lim Seong-jae cut 4 strokes to tie for 7th place at 13 under par. Fifth top 10 of the season. World No. 2 Scotty Scheffler (USA) is tied for 11th at 12 under par.