Korea’s rising star, Seong-Hyeon Kim successfully achieved a come-from-behind victory to become the 88th Japan PGA Championship winner on Sunday. For the 22-year-old, this was his 1st Japan Golf Tour victory after starting his challenge on the Tour in 2019.
The closing stages at the Nikko Country Club were tense as it was a three-way tie until the 18th. But co-leader Yuki Inamori missed the green and settled for a bogey. The other co-leader Yuta Ikeda also had a birdie chance like Kim but failed to make it.
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Kim was overwhelmed by the success he pulled off on a Major stage. “This will surely be a big turning point of my professional career. I want to send my appreciation to all who have supported me,” he said.
Though his face was covered with a mask, the big smile was unmistakable when he received the winner’s trophy from PGA Chairman Massy Kuramoto.
Text courtesy: JGTO