Winner’s Circle: Munoz Secures Maiden PGA Tour Title at Sanderson Farms

Sebastian Munoz Wins the Sanderson Farms Championship
Sebastian Munoz poses with the trophy alongside his caddie Matco Gomez after winning the Sanderson Farms Championship in a sudden-death playoff at The CC of Jackson on Sep 22, 2019 in Jackson, MS. Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Sebastian Munoz posted a final-round 2-under 70 and then edged Sung-jae Im in a playoff to capture his maiden PGA Tour title at the Sanderson Farms Championship.

Munoz, who entered the day at the Country Club of Jackson (MS) with a share of the lead, made birdie on the final hole to reach 18-under par to match Im, who was in the clubhouse after a Sunday 66.

Playing the par-4 18th in overtime, neither finalist reached the green in regulation (Im went long, while Munoz came up short), but the Colombian was able to get up and down for the title-clinching par.

With the victory, the 26-year old Munoz will move up over 70 spots in the world rankings – from 179th to (about) No. 106.

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Pro-File

Name: Sebastian Munoz
Nationality: Colombia
Height: 6′
Weight: 179 lb
Birthdate: January 4, 1993 (age 26)
Native: Bogota, Colombia
College: University of North Texas


Final Scores: Top 5

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Sebastian Munoz -18 (-2)
2. Sung-jae Im -18 (-6)
3. Byeong-Hun An -17 (-3)
4. Kevin Streelman -16 (-8)
4. Carlos Ortiz -16 (-1)


Munoz’s Winning Numbers

Sebastian Munoz Wins the Sanderson Farms Championship
Sebastian Munoz celebrates with his caddie Matco Gomez after winning the Sanderson Farms Championship in a playoff at The CC of Jackson on Sep 22, 2019 in Jackson, MS. Photo by Marianna Massey/Getty Images
Top-line Stats

Driving: 315.4 yards (3rd)
Fairways: 29/56, 51.8% (33rd)
Greens: 57/72, 79.2% (9th)
Putts/GIR: 94/1.649 (11th)
Scores: 23 Birdies, 43 Pars, 6 Bogeys

Strokes Gained

SG: Off the Tee: 3.755 (10th)
SG: Approach to Green: 3.200 (26th)
SG: Around the Green: -0.056 (74th)
SG: Putting: 6.250 (8th)
SG: Tee to Green: 6.898 (14th)
SG: Total: 13.148 (1st)


2020 PGA Tour Season

Starts: 2
Cuts Made: 2
Wins: 1 (Sanderson Farms Championship)
Addtl Top 10s: 1 (Military Salute/Greenbrier)
Earnings: $1,423,625 (1st)
FedExCup Pts: 585 (1st)
World Rank Before/After: 179/108


WITB: Sebastian Munoz

Sebastian Munoz Wins the Sanderson Farms Championship
Sebastian Munoz lines up a putt on the 18th hole in overtime of the Sanderson Farms Championship at The CC of Jackson on Sep 22, 2019 in Jackson, MS. Photo by Marianna Massey/Getty Images

Driver: PING G400 LST (8.5˚)
Irons: PING i200 (3)
Irons: PING i210 (4-PW)
Gap: PING Glide 2.0 Stealth (50°)
Sand: Titleist Vokey SM6 (56˚)
Lob: Titleist Vokey SM6 (62˚)
Putter: PING Sigma 2
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Hat: PING

Source: PING


Money & Points

With his win, Munoz earned $1,188,00 and 500 FedExCup points. He will move to No. 1 in the PGA Tour’s points standings.

Munoz also received 26 OWGR points, and will move to about No. 106 (from 179th) in the world rankings.


Video: Munoz’s Day-4 Highlights

Source: PGA Tour/Youtube


Quotable

“I always will have a special connection to Jackson, Mississippi because this was the first event I ever played as a PGA TOUR member back in 2016. So just one of those places that I’ll just cherish, and this moment just add on to that. I will always be grateful to this city what whatever it got me. Just really happy and blessed to be here.”
Sebastian Munoz, 2019 Sanderson Farms Champion


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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