Pan The Mighty Conqueror!
Taiwan’s C.T. Pan (pictured) did his country and Asia proud when he dug deep to polish off a top field of some of the world’s best golfers to bag his first PGA TOUR title.
The 27-year old native of Taiwan was a class act when he brought down the early leaders Dustin Johnson, Shane Lowry and Ian Poulter with an astounding 12-under par final score to lift the 2019 RBC Heritage tournament.
The Taiwanese had a very powerful back-nine that kept veteran Matt Kuchar (11-under par) at bay. Lowry of Ireland, the leader after the first and second rounds, finished tied for third at 10-under with Patrick Cantlay and Scott Piercy.
For much of the final holes, several players were bunched within three strokes of each other atop the leaderboard and it included the world’s top-ranked golfer and third-round leader Johnson for the first 10 holes, but by the 14th hole he had fallen to a tie for 25th place.
South Korea’s strongman, K.J. Choi also had a great day as he battled to tie for 10th place.
Pan, played college golf at the University of Washington where he won eight events. He was the number one amateur golfer in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for eight weeks in 2013. Pan also won two gold medals in golf – one individually and one for team play – at the 2014 Asian Games.
Pan has the pedigree to win at the highest level in golf and today, he stamped his name as a new star to watch grow on the PGA Tour.