James Hahn wins Northern Trust Open at RivieraMd Noman Siddique (Author) Published Date : Feb 23, 2015 21:16 IST
James Hahn won the Northern Trust Open for his first PGA Tour title Sunday by holing a 25-foot birdie putt on the third extra hole at Riviera. He wins the game against the experienced players, All of them were PGA Tour winners. Two have won majors. One is in the Hall of Fame. Three have played multiple times in the Ryder Cup. in the final hole he was too nervous. He has made a history. Hahn, 37, a Korean-born American, had no qualms about the hole
The winner, Born in South Korea but educated in the United States, Hahn struck his tee shot at the third extra hole, the par-three 14th, to 24 feet and coolly sank the birdie putt before the long-hitting Johnson missed his attempt from 12 feet.
A shoe salesman as he tried to find his way in golf, Hahn was best known until now for his Gangnam Style celebration of his birdie two years ago on the 16th hole at the Phoenix Open.
According to the report, he was best known as the guy who did the Gangnam Style dance before the crazies on the 16th hole at Phoenix. On Sunday, he was amazed and humbled at what hit him at Riviera just as the Academy Awards was getting started.
Hahn told CBS Sports This is amazing, an emotional. I have a little girl coming in three weeks and I never would have thought I would win this golf tournament with so many great players here. And he also said I never would have thought I would win this tournament,
In the game, Retief Goosen, the 54-hole leader, held on as long as he could until a horrid stretch on the back nine. The 46-year-old South African, going for his first victory in nearly six years, went from the trees on the left to the trees on the right and made double bogey on No. 13. He followed with two more bogeys. Only a pair of birdies at the end salvaged an otherwise miserable final round and he closed with a 75.
The another player Vijay Singh, who turned 52 on Sunday, was tied for the lead with a beautiful bunker shot to 10 feet on No. 10 for birdie. Bae Sang-Moon also was tied for the lead until bogeys on the 11th and 12th holes
James Hahn wins Northern Trust Open at Riviera