It was always going to be a week in which the legacy of Arnold Palmer would take centre stage. But on the course there was still a tournament to be won, just like every other week.
Jeung-hun Wang was Korea’s top performer with a final round 70, leaving him in T-23rd and topping off a satisfying week for the 21 year old.
Apart from a disappointing 77 on Saturday, Wang will be very pleased with his performance on American soil against the world’s best. Would he be able to adapt to life on the PGA Tour? Well one thing this week result confirms is that Wang will be making his Masters debut in two weeks, as he will remain inside the world’s top 50 after next week.
For Siwoo Kim, this could prove to be a pivotal week for him and the catalyst to reignite the form he showed in 2016. An apparent recurring back injury has hampered Kim’s last six months, with this week being the first cut he has made since October. Having already won on the PGA Tour, Kim has proven that he can mix it with the world’s best. Although this week’s result (+3 and T-49th) is far from his best, it could prove to be a very important one for the rest of the year.
Ben An didn’t enjoy the best of week’s, but yet another cut made is one clear positive. He finished alongside Kim on +3 and never really had any momentum all week. It was an off week for An, but it won’t be long before An claims his maiden PGA Tour title, based on his consistent run of form.Next week, it’s off to Texas for the WGC Dell Matchplay, which will feature An, KT Kim, Siwoo Kim and Jeung-hun Wang.
Also, the PGA Tour will host the Puerto Rico Open, featuring KJ Choi, Sung Kang, Whee Kim, Seung Yul Noh and YE Yang.
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