Bae Wins Albertsons Boise Open, Secures PGA Tour Return

Sangmoon Bae


BOISE, Idaho — Entering the 72nd hole of the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Nabisco in a four-way tie at the top, Sangmoon Bae hit his approach to six feet on the par-4 18th and sunk the ensuing birdie putt to claim a one-stroke victory at 19-under 265.

With the win at Hillcrest CC, Bae clinched his return to the PGA TOUR for the 2018-19 season.

“I talked to my caddie Matt and we needed a birdie on the last,” Bae said. “I had a perfect number for my second with 110 yards to the hole and I perfectly hit a 56-degree wedge. (I feel) just so successful this week, and after the military service it means a lot. I feel like I’m back.”

Bae, a two-time PGA TOUR champion, competed on TOUR in the 2017-18 season after completing two years of mandatory military service in his native South Korea.

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