Eugene Wong says he needs to sharpen his iron game if he’s to someday play on the PGA Tour.
On Sunday, Wong, a former two-time All-American at Oregon, holed a 9-iron from 133 yards for eagle on the 18th hole to win the Canadian Tour Championship by one stroke. Video of Wong’s $16,000 walk-off has gone viral on the Internet.
“Walking up the fairway, I asked what the leaders finished at, and they said 13 under,” Wong said Tuesday on “Morning Drive.” “So my caddie turned to me and said, ‘Wouldn’t it be nice if you holed this shot?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, it would be.’”
The Tour Championship at Scarboro Golf & Country Club in Scarborough, Ontario, was only Wong’s third event as a pro, after graduating from Oregon in May. He was the Nicklaus Award winner in 2010.
Wong, 21, will attempt to qualify for the PGA Tour through Q-School this fall.
“Everyone feels that added pressure,” Wong said of Q-School, which in 2012 will offer PGA Tour cards for the final time. “If you play well, you’ll make it through. But it’s definitely going to be a bit more pressure.”