Choi Seeks Second Senior Win at Pebble Beach

Choi Kyung-joo (53), who became the first South Korean to win the U.S. Professional Golf (PGA) Champions Tour two years ago, is returning to the same stage where she won.

Choi will look to build on her second-place finish at the Pure Insurance Championship ($2.3 million purse) at Pebble Beach Links (Par 72) in California, USA, on Wednesday (July 23).

The 20-year-old event, which began in 2004, is a combination pro-am and junior golf development event. The first and second rounds alternate between Pebble Beach and neighboring Spyglass Hill, with the final three rounds crowning the champion among the top 50 professionals and the top 24 male and female junior competitors at Pebble Beach and 10 amateur teams.

Choi won the event in 2021 with a three-round total of 204, becoming the first South Korean to win on the U.S. Senior Tour. Last year, Steve Fleish won with a 205. Choi finished second at last week’s Sanford International, one stroke behind Steve Stricker (USA).

Stricker is on pace to break the season’s money list with six Champions Tour wins and $3.95 million in prize money. He withdrew from this event in the aftermath of last week’s win. Bernhard Langer (GER), who is on pace to break the all-time senior wins record, has two wins but earned half of Stryker’s money.

Choi, in his fourth year on the Champions Tour, has five top-10 finishes this season and is 14th on the money list ($986,659). Yang Yong-eun (51) and Wee Chang-soo (51) are the other two South Koreans competing in the event this year.메이저사이트

Yang has six top-10 finishes this season and sits 15th on the money list ($900,966). She tied for 18th at the Sanford International last week. Chang-soo Wee is 51st on the money list, but is coming off a second-place finish in a playoff at the Invited Seller’s British Classic.

The tournament, which will see three Koreans compete for the title at the stunning coastal Pebble Beach, will be broadcast live on JTBC Golf & Sports with the first round starting at 7 a.m. on Sept. 23.

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