10 Things You Didn't Know About Sebastián Muñoz

Here are ten facts you might not know about professional golfer Sebastián Muñoz

Things You Didn't Know About Sebastián Muñoz
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Here are ten facts you might not know about professional golfer Sebastián Muñoz

10 Things You Didn't Know About Sebastián Muñoz

How well do you know the Colombian professional golfer? Here are eight things you may or may not already know about him.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Sebastián Muñoz

1. Sebastian Munoz was born in Bogota, Colombia and he still resides there today.

2. Got his start in golf from his father at the age of 3.

3. As a youngster he was also proficient at volleyball and disc throwing before concentrating his attention on golf.

4. Munoz eventually played college golf at the University of North Texas (2011-15) with fellow professionals Carlos Ortiz and Rodolfo Cazaubón. He studied Business Administration and Entrepreneurship.

5. He turned pro in 2015 and earned his first PGA Tour card in 2017.

6. Munoz’s win at the Club Colombia Championship on the Web.com Tour was the first win by a Colombian golfer on the Web.com Tour.

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With the trophy after winning the Sanderson Farms Championship in 2019 (Getty Images)

7. He is only the second Colombian to win on the PGA Tour after Camilo Villegas.

8. His birthday is on the 4th of January.

9. He has made over $6 million on the PGA Tour in his career so far.

10. His first win on the PGA Tour came at the 2019 Sanderson Farms Championship. He beat Sungjae Im in a playoff and said after that he used Phil Mickelson as inspiration during some of his recovery and escape shots. He hit just 52% of fairways for the week  and one big moment on Sunday came at the 6th hole.

His ball hit a tree and ricocheted back toward the tee box, traveling barely more than 200 yards. He had 260 remaining to the hole, but instead of pitching out to the right he pulled 3-wood, aimed even farther left and launched a massive slicing approach toward the green.

“If I just slice it, which is the shot I feel more comfortable with, fade instead of draw, I could give myself a chance,” Munoz told reporters afterward. “… [It] just reminded me of Phil [Mickelson]. What would Phil do?”

Sam Tremlett
Sam Tremlett

A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.  
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 

Sam is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6