The Colombian golfer Juan Sebastian Muñoz finished third at the Charles Schwab Challenge, in his best performance of the 2020-21 season. PGA Tour.
The bogotano accumulated 270 strokes, 10 under par, and was four behind the champion, the American Jason Kokrak. The second was Jordan Spieth, with 268 (-12).
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Muñoz shared the third box with Englishman Ian Poulter and Americans Charley Hoffman and Patton Kizzire.
“It was a great week, where I feel like I found something that helped me in the swing, in my mind and that kept me motivated and helped a lot for my confidence,” said Muñoz.
“I think it was far from the lead and it was difficult to get close, but it was a good day, the truth was I hit the ball well and finishing with those birdies on 16 and 17 were important, because it is always better to finish third than fifth. So everything is very positive, ”said Muñoz, the best player on the green this week.
In his last trip to the Colonial Country Club field, in Fort Worth (Texas, United States), Muñoz made 68 strokes (-2). He passed one under par on the first nine holes, with two birdies and a bogey. In the second half, he scored another birdie at 12, had a double bogey at 15 but then rallied back down par at 16 and 17. Muñoz climbed positions in the FedEx Cup, going from 80 to 58.
Also Colombian Camilo Villegas finished in box 69, with 286 strokes, six above par. He made 70 hits on the last day.
The two Colombians will be at the Memorial Tournament from Thursday, at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin (Ohio), with a purse of 9.5 million dollars at stake).
“Next week I play the Memorial, then I rest for a week, followed by the US Open and the Travelers, and then I travel to Europe to play the Open and in Scotland,” Muñoz announced.
With information from the PGA Tour