Kyung Joo Choi finished runner-up at the PGA of America’s Champions Tour Sanford International ($2 million purse).
Kyung Joo Choi shot a 5-under 65 with six birdies and one bogey on the third and final day of the PGA Champions Tour Sanford International ($2 million) at Minnehaha Country Club (par 70, 6,729 yards) in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA, on Monday (Aug. 18). 안전놀이터
With a final total of 15-under par 195, Choi finished the tournament in second place, one stroke behind Steve Stricker (USA) at 16-under par 194.
Born in 1970, Choi joined the Champions Tour in 2020, where players aged 50 and over compete, and has one win and four runner-up finishes to date.
His win came at the Pure Insurance Championship in September 2021 and his runner-up finish at the Dominion Energy Charity Classic ($2.2 million in prize money) in October 2022.
Choi birdied the 16th (par-5) to move into a share of the lead with Stryker, but Stryker, playing in the back group, also birdied the 16th to take a one-stroke lead.
Choi, who was trailing Striker by one stroke, needed a birdie on the 18th (par-4) but bogeyed the hole to finish runner-up.
Choi also finished runner-up in this event in 2021 and went on to win the following week’s Pure Insurance Championship.
This year, Choi will be back at the Pure Insurance Championship next week, looking to reclaim his title after a two-year absence.
The 12-time PGA Tour winner has 17 wins on Champions Tour, including six this year alone.
He also won the Sanford International for the third time, following victories in 2018 and 2022. This year’s purse is worth $300,000.
Yang, who tied for third at the Ascension Charity Classic ($2 million) last week, shot a 7-under-par 203 and tied for 18th.