Taiwan’s Chan Shih-chang rolled a four-foot par-putt on the final hole and won the $ 1 million Blue Canyon Phuket Championship on Sunday as the Asian Tour for the first time in nearly two Back in action years ago.
Chan prevailed against his playing partner Sadom Kaewkanjana for the first prize of 180,000 US dollars when he finished the tournament under at 18, one shot ahead of the Thai golfer.
Sadom looked like he was going to get the tournament into the playoffs but got his first dropped shot of the day when he missed a six-foot par putt on the last hole and hit South Korean Kim Joo-hyung in second place.
Chan had started the day tied with Sihwan Kim of the USA and the American seemed to be on his way to the title, although he started his last lap on a bogey.
Kim reached the 10th four-under of the day after a run of three consecutive birdies from the eighth and had a lead of three strokes once. That changed on the second nine.
A bogey on the 13th par-4 reduced Kim’s lead to a single stroke and when he pocketed on 15th place, the 33-year-old was in a three-way tie with Sadom and Chan, who lost on 17th the par-5 after both birdie.
Sadom and Chan then hit the 16th birdie to let Kim drift for the first time, and a bogey on the 17th par-3 meant he ended up in a four- Path tie took fourth place.
That made the tournament a final hole shootout and after both Chan and Sadom missed the green with their approach shots, the Taiwanese golfer took the title when he made his par after Sadom’s miss Putt rolled.
The event was the first on the Asian Tour since the Malaysian Open in March 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic.
It comes a month after the organization announced ten new events in 2022 To start a partnership with LIV Golf Investments, a company en, which is supported by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund worth a total of 200 million US dollars.
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