Lee Hodges (USA) is atop the leaderboard at the 3M Open ($7.8 million purse) on the United States Professional Golf (PGA) Tour.
Hodges carded two eagles, three birdies and three bogeys for a 4-under 67 on the final day at TPC Twin Cities (par-71, 7,431 yards) in Blaine, Minnesota, USA.
With a final total of 24-under-par 260, Hodges won his first PGA Tour title by seven strokes over the runner-up. He earned $1.44 million (approximately $1.79 billion) for his victory.
Hodges made his PGA Tour debut last year, with his best finish being a tie for third at the American Express in January.
With his first win in 65 tournament starts, Hodges has effectively clinched a spot in the FedExCup playoffs for the 2022-2023 season.
He was 74th in the FedExCup standings prior to this event, but the win moved him up to 33rd.
This season’s FedExCup Playoffs will be open to the top 70 players in the FedExCup standings after next week’s Wyndham Championship results.
Without this win, Hodges would have been in a tight race for 70th place heading into next week’s Wyndham Championship, but with his victory, he jumped into the playoff picture.
Hodges won wire-to-wire, never relinquishing the lead after the first round.
He held a five-stroke lead over second place after three rounds and extended it in the final round.
Keith Mitchell (USA), who finished tied for fifth, also improved his FedExCup ranking from 66th to 57th, while tied for seventh Sam Ryder (USA) moved from 69th to 62nd, effectively clinching a playoff spot.
South Korea’s Sung Hyun Kim finished in a tie for 27th place with a final total of 11-under par 273.
Kim moved up from 82nd to 78th in the FedExCup standings and will look to break into the top 70 at next week’s Wyndham Championship.
Kyung Hoon Lee, who was ranked exactly 70th before this event, missed the cut and dropped to 73rd.
Martin Laird (Scotland), Kevin Streelman and J.T. Poston (USA) finished in a tie for second place at 17-under-par 267.
Poston, who was tied for second through the 17th (par-3), shot an 8 on the final 18 holes (par-5) to move into a three-way tie for second.
Last year’s 3M Open winner Tony Finau (USA) is tied for seventh after shooting a 15-under-par 269.
For the 2022-2023 season, the PGA Tour concludes its regular season next week with the Wyndham Championship, 카지노사이트넷 followed by three weeks of playoff events – the FedEx St. Jude Championship, BMW Championship and Tour Championship – beginning Aug. 10.