When I say the name Sang-Moon Bae I think of a luxury resort. In my mind, I picture myself on a beach, lounging in a chair, sipping a drink with an umbrella, and staring at the ocean. But it is not the name of a resort. It is the name of a PGA Player. Sang-Moon Bae is a rookie on the PGA tour.
Given I don’t follow the Asia tour, it doesn’t surprise me that I don’t know about him. He is from South Korea, has been a pro golfer since 2004 and according the World Golf Rankings he is 34 in the world and ranked 3 in Asia.
Today, I saw him playing in the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open. I tuned into the telecast just as he missed a putt and was very upset. Turns out it was his third bogey after posting a double bogey on the first hole. Basically he dropped 5 strokes in the first four holes. It was not looking good. But he regrouped and shot 5 birdies overall and he ended his round at even par; and for the tournament, stands at twelve under par (tied for fourth.)
I don’t think he will win because the leader is at 18 under par. But now that I have seen him play, I think I will pay a bit more attention to the rookie with the great name.