Tag Archives: Byeong Hun An

Jul
27
2016

Nicolas Colsaerts finished third in the PGA Long Drive Competition on Tuesday with a measly 341-yard tee shot on the first hole at Baltusrol GC. He was bested by Rory McIlroy (345 yards) and Byeong Hun An (347 yards).

It was no surprise to see the big-hitting Belgian’s name near the top of the Long Drive leaderboard. In fact, it was more mind-blowing that he *only* hit it 341 yards and didn’t manage to surpass McIlroy.

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Jul
27
2016
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Championship

For most of Tuesday, Rory McIlroy’s name stood boldly apart from the rest of the competitors on the leaderboard for the PGA Long Drive Championship next to the first tee. McIlroy wasn’t just leading the field all morning after striping his drive 345 yards on the opening hole at Baltusrol’s Lower Course — he was dominating it, with Sergio Garcia lagging behind at 319 yards (yep, 26 yards back).

Naturally, as the day went on, conditions became firmer (though they were still quite soft compared to a day earlier after heavy rains came through Monday evening) and the wind picked up — helping on the first hole — and more names started threatening McIlroy’s massive lead.

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May
25
2016

2016 US Open Oakmont

The USGA announced on Tuesday that 27 additional golfers, including past U.S. Amateur champions Ryan Moore, Byeong Hun (Ben) An and Matthew Fitzpatrick, have earned exemptions into the 2016 U.S. Open, which will be held June 16-19 at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club. These exemptions bring the number of players in the field to 78.

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May
24
2015
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour

Ben An, a rookie on the European Tour, fired an impressive bogey-free, seven-under 65, the low score on Sunday, to capture the BMW PGA Championship by six shots over Miguel Angel Jimenez and Thongchai Jaidee. He carded a 21-under total for the championship, the lowest in relation to par in the history of the tournament, beating the previous best of 19-under by Anders Hansen in 2002 and Scott Drummond in 2004.

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