South African Ockie Strydom, at 38, takes his second DP World Tour victory in two months. His Singapore Classic 2023, by virtue of a huge last round of 63 shots (9 birdies), which allows him to move from eleventh position to a clear and incontrovertible success.
-19 his score: he will climb back up to the top 150 in the world.
Ockie Strydom, results
Second position for the Finn Sami Valimaki, who remains one shot away from Strydom, but can be said to be fully satisfied with the week.
Not so the South Korean Jeunghun Wang and the Spanish Alejandro Del Rey, who are forced to give up the leadership and finish third at -15 together with the German Marcel Schneider. The group of sixths is wide at -14, with the South African Zander Lombard, the French Antoine Rozner and Matthieu Pavon, the English Paul Waring and Richard Mansell and the Scottish Grant Forrest.
All but Mansell are on the rise. The passage of the DP World Tour in Asia will continue for another two weeks, by virtue of the Thailand Classic from 16 to 19 February and the Hero Indian Open from 23 to 26. Then we will move to Africa and, apart from the Masters, for the first mid-April there will be no events on this circuit.
The PGA Tour is an organization that curates major professional golf tours in the United States. It is based in Ponte Vedra Beach, a suburb of Jacksonville, Florida. The PGA Tour became its own organization in 1968, when it split from the PGA of America, which is now primarily an association of golf professionals, such as instructors and club managers.
Tournament players first formed their own organization, the Association of Professional Golfers (APG). Later, in 1968, the players abolished the APG and agreed to operate as the PGA “Tournament Players Division”, a fully autonomous division of the PGA, overseen by a new 10-member Tournament Policy Board.
The name then officially changed to “PGA Tour” in 1975. In 1981, it had a marketing dispute with the PGA of America and decided to officially change its name. From the end of August of that year it becomes “TPA Tour”, which stands for “Tournament Players Association”.
The dispute was resolved within seven months and the name of the tour reverted to being “PGA Tour” in March 1982.
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