Niemann ends his participation in the PGA Championship by recording his best run

The Chilean had a score of -4 strokes which left him in 39th place in the major, very far from the leaders.

Joaquín Niemann had a bittersweet day at the close of the PGA Championship. The Chilean athlete, despite his best score during the four days of competition, ended up paying for the results of the first days, with which he barely managed to pass the cut. and finished very far from the leaders, finishing in T39 with a total of -7 .

The start of his course at Valhalla Golf in Louisville, Kentucky, United States begins to be complex. On the first hole, a 500-yard par 4, he ended up sending the first two clubs into the rough, a situation which complicated his performance and ended up scoring the first bogey.

Although this situation could have discouraged him, the national golfer remained calm and found a way to dismiss the following flags. The first birdie was achieved on hole 4 and others on holes 6, 7 and 9 allowed him to finish the first half of the field with -3 .

In the second half, he was able to take advantage of this momentum and on hole 10 he ended up hitting another shot under par. Later, at the 15th, a bogey ended up marring the rally, although he was able to recover it at the last flag, closing the day with a score of -4, the best of the four days .

It is worth remembering that on the first day he finished with +2 after taking one shot too many in five flags and on Friday, despite a double bogey at hole 2, they allowed him to overcome the cut (-1) with – 3 clubs.

In any case, in this edition of the PGA Championship, Niemann was able to take revenge for what happened last year, when he was eliminated after the second round without being able to make the cut.

On the other hand, on a personal level, he was unable to improve his previous performances in second major it comes from the season. In the 2021 edition, he finished in T30 position and in 2022, he finished in T23.


Despite the poor sporting result, Niemann will pocket part of the $18.5 million prize pool envisaged for this edition, which saw an increase of one million in American currency.

In the case of the Chilean, at the end of T39 he will share with the other golfers in this place a total of US$71,250. .

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Source: Latercera

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