Eric van Rooyen (SOUTH AFRICA) has won the PGA Tour’s Worldwide Technology Championship ($8.2 million purse). Van Rooyen carded an eagle, eight birdies and one bogey for a 9-under 63 in the fourth round on the final day at El Cardonal (par-72, 7,452 yards) in Los Cabos, Mexico .His final total of 27-under-par 261 puts him atop the leaderboard by two strokes over runners-up Matt Kutcher (USA) and Camilo Viejas (COL).

It was his second Tour victory in two years and three months after the Barracuda Championship in August 2021. The tournament pays $1.46 million (US$1.93 billion) to the winner. Phan Luyen, who was one stroke behind in third place after three rounds, used a blistering second half of the day to shave eight strokes off the lead.

He birdied the 16th and 17th holes to move into a share of the lead, then holed a five-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th.After the victory, Phan Luyen broke down in tears during a televised interview as he discussed the recent illness of a close friend.” There are bigger things in life than golf,” he said, explaining, “I have the initials ‘JT’ on my ball, which is the name of my friend John Trasama.”

JT, who was a friend of Phanruyen’s when he attended the University of Minnesota in the United States, is battling skin cancer and is reportedly in poor health.” Every time I hit a shot, I was thinking about JT, and I don’t think it really matters if I won today or not,” said Phanruyen, who was saddened by his friend’s pain more than the joy of winning. “For my best friend John,” he wrote on social media after the win.

Kutcher and Villagas, the third-round co-leaders, finished tied for second, with Korean-American Justin Seo (USA) in sole possession of fourth place at 24-under-par 264.Lee had a clean day, recording seven birdies without a bogey to finish with a 13-under-par 275 total and a tie for 54th place .The tournament was held on a course designed by the ‘Emperor of Golf’ Tiger Woods (USA).The PGA Tour’s 2023-2024 season has two events remaining: the Bermuda 토토사이트 Championship and the RSM Classic.

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