Byeong Hun An quietly had a solid 2019-2020 PGA Tour season. He did work right away to help lock up his card when he finished solo third in his Sanderson Farms Championship debut in 2019.
Scores of 66-66-70-69 left him just one out of a playoff. An did not have a good putting season, but he was a solid 17th in the field at the Country Club of Jackson (4.163 total) in strokes gained putting. He was top-20 in all SG stats that week and no part of the course was too tricky for him.
The 29-year-old South Korean is known for his short game. He ranked 14th in SG around the green (.373 per round) in 2019-2020 and was first (.631) the season prior.
He comes into this week off two weeks of rest following a missed cut at the U.S. Open. Don’t let a bad week at Winged Foot dissuade you. An still has three top-25s in his last five starts. That includes T-22nd at the PGA Championship and T-12th at the BMW Championship.
This is a golden opportunity for An to earn his first PGA Tour win. He’s had some close calls in four years on the tour with three co-runner-up finishes. One of those runner-ups was on Bermuda at the 2016 Zurich Classic, as well as a solo third on Bermuda in 2018 at the Wyndham Championship. An also has three international wins on the Korean Tour, Challenge Tour and European Tour.
The Euro Tour was a big one at the 2015 BMW PGA Championship, the tour’s flagship event.
“If you hit it well and in position I think you’ll have plenty of birdie chance because the greens are — they’re not soft, but they kind of stop dead, so they don’t spin as much or they’re not as firm as I thought it would be,” An was quoted by ASAP Sports in 2019.