Sam Burns (USA) climbed from the top at the World Golf Championship (WGC) Del Match Play and won his fifth tour career. In the match for 3rd and 4th place, world number 3 Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) defeated world number 1 Scotty Scheffler (USA) to take third place.
Sam Burns overcame Cameron Young (USA) by 6 strokes in the final of the tournament held at Austin Country Club (par 71) in Austin, Texas, USA on the 27th (Korean time) and won the championship comfortably. In addition, since the tournament will be abolished from next year, Burns even held the honor of being the last matching king. He received 3.5 million dollars (approximately 4.55 billion won) as the winning prize.
Burns met Young, who defeated McIlroy after winning the semifinal match against Scotty Scheffler (USA) in an extended match to the 21st hole.
Burns was dragged by Young by one hole at the beginning of the final, then caught a birdie in the 5th hole (par 4) and returned the game to the starting point. After that, he played an overwhelming play that did not concede a single hole to Young. After taking the 3-hole lead by winning the 6th (par 5) and 8th (par 3) in the first half, he succeeded in making 4 consecutive birdies from the 10th to the 13th hole in the second half and ran away by 6 holes. Burns, who widened the difference in number of strokes, secured the championship with ease regardless of the remaining hole results. 바카라사이트
After the tournament, Burns said, “I prepared for this tournament three to four weeks ago, and winning against Schaeffler in the semifinals was an important factor.”
The match for 3rd and 4th place was a close game. Even after the final, Schaeffler and McIlroy fought a tight match. The pendulum of the match tilted at the 16th hole (par 5). McIlroy reduced one more stroke and took the lead by two holes, and secured third place with a par on the 17th hole (par 3).