Sangmoon Bae birdied the 72nd hole to capture the Web.com Tour Finals’ Boise Albertson Open. Starting the day tied for the lead, Bae made six birdies and just one bogey on his way to victory. Leaderboard
As you may remember, Sangmoon Bae left the PGA Tour a few years ago because he was required to serve two years of military service in South Korea. He had only made 5 of 17 cuts in his starts since returning from duty. All of that is clearly now behind him, and he will be returning to the big tour next season.
Other Notes from Boise
Finishing just one shot behind Sangmoon was the trio of Roger Sloan, Anders Albertson and Adam Schenk. Albertson was the only one of the three who had already secured a card for next season, so this was a life-altering week for Sloan and Schenk. You’ll see all three of them on the PGA Tour next season.
Despite making a triple bogey on his opening hole on Sunday, Max Homa found a way to shoot 69 (-2) and remain in the top 10 of the Web.com Finals list.
History in the making
China’s Ashun Wu won the KLM Open to capture his third career European Tour title. The win made Wu the first Chinese player to win three times on the Euro circuit. Wu’s win came thanks to three birdies in his final five holes to top 54-hole leader Chris Wood by one shot. Finishing two shots back was the pair of Tom Detry and Hideto Tanihara. Full leaderboard
18 years in waiting
41-year-old American Angela Stanford captured the Evian Championship, the LPGA’s final major championship of the year. It was Stanford’s first major championship triumph in her 18-year career and first win in the last six years. Stanford closed out the championship in dramatic fashion, making an eagle on the 15th, double bogey on the 16th, and a birdie on the 17th before parring the 18th to top Austin Ernst by one shot. Full Leaderboard
Oklahoma State rolled to a dominant win at the Olympia Fields Fighting Illini Invitational this weekend. The Cowboys were led by their Sophomore sensation, Matthew Wolff, who won his second straight individual title, while Viktor Hovland, Zach Bauchou and Hayden Wood all finished in the top 10 as well. Leaderboard
Wolff has won both events of the fall this season. He topped Cal star Collin Morikawa by one shot at Olympia Fields and also won at Pebble Beach two weeks ago. After sitting most of the summer out with an injury, Wolff has opened the 2018 college season with rounds of 65-66-68-65-69-70. These aren’t your average courses, he is shooting these scores at U.S. Open venues. OSU dominated in the NCAA Championship last year, and it looks like it will be more of the same this season. Check out Wolff’s unique swing
A Mythical Championship
The historic stars of Oklahoma State vs Texas? Bobby Jones vs Tiger? These dream matchups all come true in Laz Versalles’ Mythical Championship, read the full story here.
The Shotgun Start
ESPN’s Kevin Van Valkenburg filled in for Brendan to break down the weekend in golf. Andy and Kevin talk Angela Stanford, Phil’s outfit, Hosung Choi, Sang Moon Bae and much more. Listen to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.
Tyler McCumber highlights the 5 players from the Mackenzie Tour to earn Web.com Tour cards. Story
Phil’s look on the ASU sidelines was somethin’