Instructor Sean Foley once joked in 2012 that his nickname for Seung-yul Noh was Soon You’ll Know. Now we do.
The Korean-born Noh won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Sunday for his first PGA Tour win, taking the Big Easy title by two shots over Andrew Svoboda and Robert Streb.
Noh’s closing 1-under 71 at TPC Louisiana was good enough for the victory.
Jeff Overton finished alone in fourth at 16 under par with a final-round 70. Robert Garrigus surged up the leaderboard with a Sunday 64 to go from T-41 to T-5 with Erik Compton and Charley Hoffman.
Noh was ranked 172nd in the world before the win, which will catapult him into the top 100.
The 22-year-old played on the Web.com Tour in 2013, earning his PGA Tour card for this season through the Web.com Tour Finals and a win at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational, one of four Finals events. Noh’s best prior PGA Tour finish was a fourth-place effort at the 2012 AT&T National.