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Who is Sebastian Muñoz, the Colombian golfer who beat Scottie Scheffler at the President’s Cup

The Colombian golfer beat number one in the PGA world ranking, Scottie Scheffler, on Sunday. Let’s get to know Sebastien Muñoz

The Colombian golfer beat number one in the PGA world ranking, Scottie Scheffler, on Sunday. Let’s get to know Sebastien Muñoz
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The United States team won their twelfth Presidents Cup in the history of the event on Sunday, beating the international team by 17.5 to 12.5.

But while the Americans celebrate their victory, attention seems to turn towards one particular member of the International Team: Sebastien Muñoz.

Muñoz had a historic debut for Colombian and Latin American golf at Quail Hollow Club this weekend. The player from Bogota, who had contributed 1.5 points in the previous days, defeated Scottie Scheffler, number one in the world, on Sunday.

With three birdies (one shot under par) and an eagle (two shots under par) Muñoz beat the American 2-1 and won the applause of those attending the Cup in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Related: The US Team wins the 2022 President’s Cup: final day round up and highlights

Who is Sebastien Muñoz?

Muñoz, 29, has been a Colombian professional golfer since 2015, who also played collegiate golf at the University of North Texas alongside fellow professional golfers, Carlos Ortiz and Rodolfo Cazaubón.

In 2016, Muñoz won the Club Colombia Championship on the Tour, earning himself a Tour card, and becoming the first Colombian golfer to win on the Tour. He then earned a PGA Tour card for the 2017 season. From then to 2019, when he won his first PGA Tour tournament at the Sanderson Farms Championship over Im Sung-jae, Muñoz lost his PGA Tour card and regained it back with two 2nd-place finishes and a 3rd-place finish in 2018.

Munoz qualified for the FedExCup Playoffs for the fourth consecutive season and advanced to the BMW Championship for the third year in a row, finishing No. 55 in the official FedExCup standings. He recorded scores of 60 at The RSM Classic and AT&T Byron Nelson (both R1), becoming the first player in the history of the TOUR to card multiple scores of 60 or better in a lone season. He collected three top-10s and made 18 cuts in 25 starts. Last but not least, he was named to the International Team at the 2022 Presidents Cup through captain’s pick.


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