Sang-Moon Bae was a superstar on the Japanese Tour and in 2011 he earned his PGA Tour card through Q School. Bae won three tournaments in 2011, with victories at the Vana H Cup KBC Augusta, the Coca-Cola Tokai Classic and the Japan Open, and he posted seven top-3 finishes in his 19 JGTO starts. Bae took firm control of the money lead after his second win on the year and cruised to the JGTO money title.
On May 19, Bae earned his first PGA Tour win with a new HEX Chrome+ Golf Ball at the HP Byon Nelson Championship. He made a clutch birdie at the 16th hole on Sunday and hit great shots over his final three holes. This should be the first of many wins for him on Tour. Bae is playing an Odyssey Putter in competition.