Sam Burns, a decent first step to a 3-game losing streak
On the 17th (Korean time), the US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour Valspa Championship kicked off. Among 144 players who competed in a heated shot battle, there was a player who showed a particularly passionate desire to win. This is the story of Sam Burns (USA). If he, the 2021 and 2022 champion, wins again this year, he will become the main character to win three consecutive victories in a single tournament in 12 years on the PGA Tour. 먹튀검증
Burns has won half of his four PGA Tour career victories at the Valspar Championship. In this tournament in 2021, he made his name known by winning his first tour four years after his debut, and he even enjoyed the joy of successfully defending his title last year. This year, he is challenging the record of winning the tournament three times in a row. In the last 10 years, no player has won three consecutive championships on the PGA Tour. Steve Stricker (USA), who won the John Deere Classic from 2009 to 2011, was the last.
The first day’s results were fine. Burns hit 2 under par with 5 birdies and 3 bogeys to tie for 12th place. There is not much difference in the number of strokes with the joint lead group (5 under par) by 3 strokes. However, the fairway landing rate was low at 53.85%, and scrambling to protect the par when the green was missed was only 50%. In the second round, you need to improve your tee shot accuracy as well as your short game to raise your hopes for a great record.
Will a player win three consecutive victories in 12 years be born? The second round of the tournament will be broadcast live on JTBC Golf & Sports and JTBC Golf from 3 am on the 18th.