Sebastian Munoz admits that Joaquin Niemann’s win last week gave him confidence to claim the Sanderson Farms Championship on Sunday. Munoz, from Colombia, ended up in tie on -18 with South Korea’s Im Sung-jae but managed to prevail at the first playoff hole.
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It was his first victory on the PGA Tour and the second consecutive going to a South American as Chile’s Niemann won the A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier seven days pervious to Munoz’s triumph. It was both stars’ maiden PGA Tour success and the man from Bogota will now play in next April’s Masters. He was understandably delighted to pick up the win in Mississippi and thanked the Chilean for opening the door.
“Him winning last week was the last piece of the puzzle that I needed to know that we’re good enough to compete, that we’re PGA Tour members and we play to win,” he said. Next up for the stars of the PGA Tour is a trip to California for the Safeway Open.