PGA rookie king who lost to LIV Golf “It’s disappointing, but there’s still a lot left in the game”

Cameron Young (USA) did the best among the players who debuted on the PGA Tour last season, but he suffered a bitter defeat in the Asian Tour opening game this season.

Young finished runner-up at PIF Saudi International (total prize money of $5 million), the opening game of the Asian Tour 2023 season held at the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club (par 70) in Saudi Arabia on the 5th (Korean time). 

Entering the final round with two strokes behind 안전놀이터Abraham Anser (Mexico), Young could not overcome that hurdle. Anser finished with a 2-under-par 68 in the final round, and all nine holes in the second half were in poor condition, but Young was not strong enough to pursue.

He caught the first birdie on the 2nd hole (par 4), then added birdies on the 4th hole (par 5), 5th hole (par 4), and 7th hole (par 4) and seemed to be turning around, but the 8th hole (par 3) saw the view. violated

But the first half wasn’t too bad. It was a problem in the second half. After committing a bogey on the 13th hole (par 4), he committed a double bogey while doing a three-putt on the 15th hole (par 4). Young, who swallowed regret for a momentary mistake, made birdies on the 16th hole (par 3) and 18th hole (par 5), but it was not enough to overcome the two-stroke difference.

Young received an offer from LIV Golf last year, but stayed on the PGA Tour and won the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year award. However, he participated in the Asian Tour PIF Saudi International with permission to participate in the PGA Tour, but he knelt down just before the summit.

“It’s disappointing, but I think I’ve done pretty well. I’ll be playing a lot over the next few weeks. I think I can move on,” Young said.

“Anser showed great golf. He made no mistakes. The wind blew hard during the tournament, but he controlled the ball clearly and was mentally strong,” he praised Anser.

Young will move to the United States and participate in the PGA Tour WM Phoenix Open, which will be held in TPC Scottsdale, Arizona, on the 10th.

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