Abraham Anser (Mexico) of LIV won the opening game of the 2023 Asian Tour, which was held as a proxy match between the US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour and LIV Golf.
Anser made 3 birdies and 1 bogey in the 4th round on the last day of the Asian Tour PIF Saudi International (total prize money: $5 million) held at the Royal Greens Golf & Country Club (par 70, 7,048 yards) in King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia on the 5th. He shot a 2-under-par 68 with a dog.
Anser, who recorded a final total of 19 under par 261 strokes, beat second place Cameron Young (USA) by two strokes to reach the top.
Anser, who won the wire-to-wire championship without missing first place from the first day of the tournament, received a prize of 1 million dollars (approximately 1.25 billion won). Won the
World Golf Championship (WGC) FedEx St. Jude Invitational in August 2021. Han Anser is a player who left the US Professional Golf (PGA) tour in June last year and transferred to the LIV series sponsored by Saudi Arabia. It was the first time he had won on the Asian Tour.
Players who have moved to the LIV series cannot currently compete in PGA Tour events, and since world ranking points are not at stake in LIV series events, they must secure world ranking points through DP World Tour or Asian Tour events. 먹튀검증
This tournament was announced early on as a battle of pride between LIV Golf and the PGA Tour. In this tournament, Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund (PIF), which sponsors the LIV series, served as the title sponsor, and players from LIV Golf, who are currently on a break, participated in large numbers to acquire world ranking points. Anser also ranked 20th in the world before moving to the LIV series in June of last year, and now it has fallen to 37th, but this victory is expected to make up for the ranking to some extent.
Against this, on the PGA Tour, young players challenged themselves and a proxy war was concluded. Young, who finished runner-up in this event, was last season’s PGA Tour Rookie of the Year.
Among Korean players, Moon Kyung-jun (41) tied for 12th with a 9-under 271, recording the highest ranking.
Park Sang-hyun (40) finished the tournament in a tie for 18th with an 8 under par 272 strokes.
The Asian Tour will host the International Series Oman (total prize money of $2 million) for four days from the 9th. Famous players who have moved to the LIV series, such as Brooks Koepka (USA), Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa), and Sergio Garcia (Spain), will appear in this tournament as well.