Sebastian Muñoz was the most prominent Latin American golfer at the 122nd US Open. The Bogota native finished in 14th place, which he shared with eight other players, including Patrick Cantlay and Xander Shaveli.
This Sunday, Muñoz achieved his best result in a major tournament. Previously, he was 19th in the 2020 Masters Tournament.
The Colombian did not start this “pioneer” in the best way, as he had to struggle a lot to pass the qualifying pieces. Muñoz was one shot away from elimination, but on Friday signed an excellent round of 69 shots (-1) to seal the weekend.
On Saturday, he repeated that “score” on the tough course at The Country Club and climbed to 17th place.
On the fourth and final day of competition, the 29-year-old golfer saw quite a few ups and downs, but managed to close the course on a par (70). The world number 49 wrapped up with five birds, a double bogey, three bogeys and nine pairs.
One of those birds came on the short but hard Level 3 on Hole 11. Muñoz hit a staggering wedge that traveled toward the pin.
The ball bounced a meter past the hole, but the “back spin” excited the Colombian and the crowd with a hole in one of them.
The ball lost speed as it approached the hole, leaving a bittersweet taste for the Colombian. Muñoz started jumping in an attempt to send troops into the ball to get to the ball, but it remained steady.
Muñoz was congratulated by Australian Min Woo Lee, who played on the final day in the same group as the Bogotá native.
Here is the shot:
“Closer and closer. Thanks for the support. Amazing field and formation this week. Let’s go to the next stage!” It was the message of the Colombian, who shared his success with his followers on Instagram.
Who are the newest US Open champions?
- 2022: Matt Fitzpatrick (England).
- 2021: John Ram (Spain).
- 2020: Bryson DeChambeau (USA).
- 2019: Gary Woodland (USA).
- 2018: Brooks Koepka (USA).
- 2017: Brooks Koepka (USA).
- 2016: Dustin Johnson (USA).
- 2015: Jordan Spieth (USA).
- 2014: Martin Kaymer (Germany).
- 2013: Justin Rose (England).
- 2012: Webb Simpson (USA).
Which golfers have the most titles at the US Open?
- Willie Anderson (1901, 1903, 1904 and 1905).
- Bobby Jones: (1923, 1926, 1929 and 1930).
- Ben Hogan (1948, 1950, 1951, 1953).
- Jack Nicklaus (1962, 1967, 1972 and 1980).
How many titles does Sebastian Muñoz have on the PGA Tour?
The Colombian golfer won his only title, to date, at the Sandersons Farm Championship in 2019. That year, he defeated South Korean Sugjae Im in the playoff.