Justin Suh alone leads Zozo Championship

The golfers of the PGA Tour continue to battle in this 2023 season finale

by Andrea Gussoni
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Justin Suh alone leads Zozo Championship
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The golfers of the PGA Tour continue to battle in this 2023 season finale. We have in fact reached the end of the third round of The Zozo Championship (prize money 11 million dollars), an event created in 2019 reserved for only 78 participants.

In fact, the field includes the best 60 golfers from last season's FedEx Cup ranking, the best 7 from the Japan Golf Tour money list, the top 3 from the Bridgestone Open, and finally 8 invited by the sponsors.

Zozo Championship, results

With just one round left to go, the top of the Japanese event changes again.

Justin Suh takes the lead. The American scored a solid -3 round, reaching an overall score of -9 (201 shots). He has a one-length margin over his compatriots Eric Cole and Beau Hossler, and two over the American Collin Morikawa.

The latter climbs from eighth place thanks to a -4 round started by a double bogey. On the par 70 course of the Narashino Country Club in Inzai (Chiba Prefecture, Japan), in fifth position with -6 we find the Argentine Emiliano Grillo and the Japanese Satoshi Kodaira, followed by one length by the American Kurt Kitayama.

Closing the top ten in eighth place with a score of -4 are the Australian Cam Davis, the host Ryo Ishikawa and the American J.J. Spaun. During the Italian night there will be room for the last and decisive round which will decide Keegan Bradley's successor in the roll of honour.

The thirty-seven year old from Vermont, unless there are sensational consequences, will not be able to sign the back-to-back after three laps in the shade. Only 21st place tied with par for the trophy holder, who will at least be able to attempt to attack the top ten.

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The PGA Tour became its own organization in 1968, when it split from the PGA of America, which is now primarily an association of golf professionals, such as instructors and club managers. The tournament players first formed their own organization, the Association of Professional Golfers (APG).

Subsequently, in 1968, the players abolished the APG and agreed to operate as the PGA "Tournament Players Division", a completely autonomous division of the PGA, under the supervision of a new 10-member Tournament Policy Board.

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