Bae regains PGA Tour card with win

BOISE, Idaho — Sangmoon Bae received the Albertsons Boise Open on Sunday to regain his PGA Tour card, birdieing the ultimate gap for a one-stroke victory within the Tour Finals occasion.

Bae completed at 19-under 265, closing with a 5-under 66 at Hillcrest Nation Membership to edge Anders Albertson (62), Roger Sloan (63) and Adam Schenk (64).

The 32-year-old Bae returned to the PGA Tour this season after two years of obligatory army service in South Korea, however misplaced his card with a 202nd-place end within the FedEx Cup standings. The 2-time PGA Tour winner entered the week needing a couple of thousand to wrap up a card and ended up making $180,000.

“I assumed it will not take that lengthy [to get my game back], however I’ve struggled for nearly a yr,” Bae mentioned. “My recreation will not be that a lot totally different, however possibly somewhat mentally. It is somewhat totally different in my thoughts as a result of I really feel like I am again to being a rookie. Extra humbled and extra affected person.”

Bae made a 6-footer on the par-Four 18th.

“I talked to my caddy, Matt, and we would have liked a birdie on the final,” Bae mentioned. “I had an ideal quantity for my second with 110 yards to the opening and I completely hit a 56-degree wedge. I really feel simply so profitable this week, and after the army service it means loads. I really feel like I am again.”

Albertson had already earned a PGA Tour card with a top-25 end on the Tour regular-season cash checklist, and Sloan, Schenk, Roberto Diaz and Dylan Frittelli all earned sufficient cash to get 4 of the 25 playing cards accessible within the four-event sequence.

The sequence options the highest 75 gamers from the regular-season cash checklist and Nos. 126-200 within the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup standings. Albertson and the opposite top-25 finishers on the cash checklist are competing in opposition to one another for tour precedence, with regular-season earnings counting of their totals. The opposite gamers are combating for 25 playing cards primarily based on sequence earnings.

The Tour Championship is subsequent week at Atlantic Seaside Nation Membership in Florida.

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