Juan Sebastián Muoz, a Colombian golfer, was one of the biggest surprises of the Toki Olympics, as his stellar play earned him a certificate despite his failure to take home a medal. Because of how well things were going for him at the time, he moved up in the International Golf Federation’s world rankings to begin week 32.
S. Munoz Juegos Olímpicos Tokyo 2020
The 28-year-old Bogota and six other competitors appealed the rescindment of the bronze medal on Japanese soil, but in the end it was the Taiwanese athlete Cheng-tsung Pan who kept the medal and placed third at the Olympic competition.
Muñoz finished fourth. Although Muoz did not win the medal, he did receive some good news: despite missing the previous week’s PGA Tour action, the latest rankings show that he is now the best Colombian golfer and one of the top 100 players in the world.
Camilo Villegas, another of Colombia’s top located players, is now ranked #249 despite falling eight spots. Despite dropping two places, Nicolás Echavarrá of Antioquia is Colombia’s third-best golfer.
Camilo Aguado comes in at #896, Ricardo Celia at #1140, Santiago Gómez at #1229, and lvaro José Arizabaleta at #1872 are all coffee farmers featured in the ranking.
The top five players in the world are unchanged from a year ago: Jon Rahm of Spain is at the top, followed by Dustin Johnson of the United States, Collin Morikawa of Japan, Xander Schauffele of South Africa, and Justin Thomas of the United States.
The 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo
Juan Sebastián Muoz, a 28-year-old golfer from Colombia, had a stellar performance in his first Olympics. He advanced to the final of the competition and was part of the tiebreaker group in which the bronze medal was decided.
The podium in this competition was rounded out by Taiwanese competitor C.T. Bread, who finished in third place, joining gold champion American Xander Schauffele and silver medalist Slovak golfer Rory Sabbatini.
British golfer Paul Casey and Japanese golfer and host country idol Hideki Matsuyama were the first to be eliminated in this extraordinary four-hole tiebreaker that lasted about an hour and a half.
Previous Augusta Masters Champions Casey And Matsuyama Were Ahead of The Pair (4) on Hole 18.
The five remaining players played hole No. 10, where they matched in pairs (3), while Muoz, Pereira, and McIlroy were eliminated from the tournament after missing crucial putts in hole No. 11.
To the golfer from Santiago, Pereira’s ball went in only halfway before popping out. Coming full round to the 18th hole, the bronze medal was determined in a head-to-head playoff between Pan and American Collin Moriwaka, the recent British Open champion.