Solid, Steady Noh Wins Zurich Classic Title
On a windy Sunday afternoon, a 71 was plenty good enough at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
22 year old South Korean Seung-Yul Noh became the 14th first time winner since 1990 at the New Orleans stop on the PGA tour with a two shot victory over Andrew Svoboda and Robert Streb.
Noh’s 71 gave him a four day total of 19 under total of 269.
At 22 years, 10 months, and 29 days Noh became the youngest first time winner on tour this season.
Noh clinched the title with a 7 foot putt for par on the par 3 17th hole.
He was pared in the final group with Keegan Bradley, who finished with a 75.
Bradley was at 13 under, six shots off the lead.
“It is challenging today. Especially with this heavy wind, and playing with a major champion like Keegan Bradley,” said Noh. “He’s a nice guy, and he was playing very good at the start of the day. So, I tried to stay patient today. Focused on hitting the center of the green, and making two putts, something like that.”
Noh bogeyed the first hole, made six straight pars, before he birdie the 8th and 10th holes.
Noh earned $1,224,000. He earned a spot in the Players Championship and he exempt on the PGA tour thru the 2016 season.
Here’s a report on the final round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans from WGNO Sports: