AVONDALE, La. – Seung-Yul Noh curbed a bizarre trend Sunday on the 2013-14 PGA Tour: He was the first winner outside of the United States and Australia.
The 22-year-old South Korean won by two shots at the Zurich Classic. Prior to the week, 19 of the 23 winners had been U.S.-born players; Australians (John Senden, Jason Day, Steven Bowditch, Matt Jones) comprised the other four.
Though one streak ended, another continued.
Noh’s victory marks the 10th year in a row that a player of Korean-descent has won on the PGA Tour. In the past five years, those players have all been in their 20s (Anthony Kim, Kevin Na, John Huh, Sang-Moon Bae, Noh).