Opportunity continues to knock for SMBC Singapore Open winner Song Younghan with confirmation that he will play in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational later this year on the back of his victory at Sentosa Golf Club.
The presence of world number one Jordan Spieth at the SMBC Singapore Open pushed the Strength of Field rating to 135 and ensured the champion would receive an invitation to the World Golf Championships event.
Song, 24, sank a testing 10 footer for par at the 16th then parred the last two holes for a one-under 70 and a total of 12-under 272 on Monday morning to edge double Major winner Spieth by a shot.
He picked up US$180,000 and jumped from 204th to 113th on the Official World Golf Ranking thanks to his breakthrough win after a string of second-place finishes.
“It’s great news that Song Younghan will be teeing it up at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational which, like the SMBC Singapore Open, is a tournament with a proud tradition,” said Patrick Feizal Joyce, Vice President, golf at Lagardere Sports, promoters of the SMBC Singapore Open.
“Our aim was to generate excitement for the tournament by bringing in Jordan Spieth and his presence plus that of top 50 players Ben An, Jamie Donaldson and the host of top ranked JGTO members has also helped Song Younghan receive a sought-after spot in a WGC event.”
The 2016 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational will be held at Firestone Country Club between June 29-July 3.