USC Alumnus Justin Suh Wins Korn Ferry Tour Championship, Headed To PGA Tour
USC two-time first-team All-American and 2018 Pac-12 Player of the Year Justin Suh won the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour Championship today, clinching fully exempt status on the PGA TOUR.
Suh used a 64 on Saturday at Victoria National in Newburgh, Ind., to take the lead with a dozen golfers within striking distance, but followed it with a final-round 68 on Sunday to win by two strokes at 21-under.
The victory is Suh's first as a pro. He had already clinched PGA status for the first time, but now finishes with the No. 1 ranking in the Korn Ferry Tour season-long points race. Also with the win are guaranteed berths into the 2023 The Players Championship and the U.S. Open.
"It feels great," Suh said. "We've been close so many times throughout the season. Early in the week I knew I had a very good average in round 4 scoring — and it didn't look like we were going to play today (due to weather) — but it honestly felt great to prove to myself that I could win
"I know how hard this course is and it shows my game has progressed a lot and it's very gratifying."
Suh was a four-time All-American overall at USC and a three-time All-Pac-12 first teamer. He is USC's career record holder in rounds in the 60s (64) and the season record holder in stroke average (68.73) and wins (five), both coming in 2018. He was a three-time Pac-12 All-Academic selection who graduated with a degree in business administration in 2019 and finished with a GPA of 3.24.