Soon You'll Know About Seung-Yul Noh
By Torleif Sorenson on 4/28/14

PGA Tour

You already know about Justin Rose, Tommy "Two Gloves" Gainey, Keegan Bradley, Paul Casey, David Toms, Stuart Appleby, and Retief Goosen. But soon, you'll know about Seung-Yul Noh — because he beat all those other guys on Sunday afternoon. And during the tournament, he wore ribbons on his hat as a memorial to the victims of the April 16 ferry disaster in his native South Korea.

The 22-year-old native of Gangwon Province (whose name is pronounced the same as "soon, you'll know") previously played on the Asian, European, and Tours; on Sunday in New Orleans, Noh won the PGA Tour's Zurich Classic by two strokes over two other less-known players, Andrew Svoboda and Robert Streb. None of the famous guys finished better than T-8. Tour

Andrew Putnam, a native of Tacoma, Washington and a 2011 graduate of Pepperdine University, captured his first victory as a profesional golfer on Sunday. More correctly, he captured it on Saturday. The wild-and-woolly winds of west Texas (40-to-50 m.p.h. gusts) wiped out the final 18 holes of the Tour's WNB Golf Classic on Sunday, so third-round leader Putnam was declared the winner at 4:30 p.m. CDT.

At least there was no question about the margin of his victory:
"Seven shots was a big margin and I was playing well but you never really know how it’s going to work out. I had some nervous feelings not knowing if I was going to out and play. It's a bummer that we couldn't play it all the way out. I'm sure it would have been a different feeling walking up 18 with a big lead. I can't remember the last time I won."
Interestingly, Andrew's current position on the money list resulted in a spot on the PGA Tour in 2015. His brother Michael is a Tour alumnus who is playing on the PGA Tour this year, by virtue of winning the Tour money title last year.

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Images via PGA Tour, Stan Badz

[ comments ]
legitimatebeef says:
Soon? I've known about this guy since he won on the Euro Tour, his swing is fantastic... oh wait now I get it.
jpjeffery says:
"Very fun..."! I hate that.
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