American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour rookie Cameron Young (USA) is poised to win the PIF Saudi International (total prize money of 5 million dollars), sponsored by the Saudi Arabian Sovereign Fund (PIF).
In the second round of the Asian Tour PIF Saudi International held at the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club (par 70) in Saudi Arabia on the 3rd, Young hit 65, eliminating 5 birdies without a bogey.
Young, who recorded an interim total of 10 under par 130, kept second place alone. There is only a one stroke gap with leader Abraham Anser (Mexico).
Young, who caught a birdie from the first hole (par 4), also added a birdie to the fourth hole (par 4). After that, he marched par without losing a stroke, and made birdies for three consecutive holes in the second half on holes 10 and 12. He boasts amazing adaptability on the course he first came to.
“It was really fun playing against the wind,” Young said. “I think my iron play was really good. The driver was good, but I couldn’t keep all the fairways, but I put my ball well on the green and created a birdie opportunity.” 토토사이트
Last season, it was reported that Young, the rookie of the PGA Tour, received an offer from LIV Golf to join. He shook off the hand of LIV Golf and remained on the PGA Tour, winning the Rookie of the Year title and participating in the PIF Saudi International, sponsored by the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund. In order to participate in this tournament, he was also permitted to participate separately on the PGA Tour.
The US Golf Channel watched his progress, saying, “All winners such as Dustin Johnson, Graeme McDowell, and Harold Varner III, who have won this tournament since 2019, went to LIV Golf.”
Anser recorded 4 under par 66 strokes with 5 birdies and 1 bogey on the day, maintaining the lead with a median total of 11 under par 129 strokes, while more than half of the nine Korean Tour players missed the cut.
Big brother Park Sang-hyun (40) cut 4 strokes and tied for 19th place with a 4 under par 136 strokes. Kim Young-soo (34), Moon Gyeong-jun (41), and Lee Tae-hoon (Canada) tied for 49th with a 1-under par of 139, while Lee Tae-hee (39) recorded an even par of 140 and passed the cut with a pull-up.
With five players passing the cut, Kim Min-gyu (22), who had the best performance among Korean players in the first round, missed the cut due to one stroke with a 1-over par of 141 strokes. The triple bogey committed in the 17th hole (par 4) was painful. Bio Kim (33) and Lee Geun Jang (30) scored 4 over par, while Taehoon Ok (25) scored 13 over par.