Kim Joo-hyung finished the first tournament on the 2023 PGA Tour in a tie for fifth place.
In the final round of the PGA Tour Sentry Tournament of Champions held on the 9th (Korean time) at Kapalua Plantation Course (par 73) in Maui, Hawaii, USA, Kim tied 6 birdies and 1 bogey and hit 5 under par 68. Kim Joo-hyung, who recorded a final total of 22 under par 270, was tied for 5th place with JJ Spawn.
Only last year’s winners and top-ranked FedEx Cup players can participate in this competition. With 17 of the top 20 players in the world ranking participating, it is practically a match between kings and kings. Kim Joo-hyung earned two wins on the PGA Tour last year and qualified for this tournament. He continued last year’s momentum with a top-five finish in his first event of the year.
On this day, Kim Joo-hyung had a bad start, writing down a bogey in the first hole. He made his first birdie on the 6th hole, but finished the first half even par, dropping him out of the top 10 at one point. However, Kim Joo-hyung showed his back in the second half. Kim Joo-hyung, who succeeded in making a 2.5m birdie putt on the 12th hole, caught three consecutive birdies from the 14th hole. Kim Joo-hyung, who reduced one more stroke on the last 18th hole, eventually finished the tournament in a tie for 5th place.
Kim Joo-hyung, who showed good form in his first tournament, was named 14th, up one notch from last week’s 15th, with a ranking point of 4.3093 in the men’s golf world rankings announced that day. He broke his personal best in the world rankings.
Korean Brothers’ “eldest brother” Lee Kyung-hoon also scored in the top 10 in the first competition in 2023. Lee Gyeong-hoon tied 7 birdies and 1 bogey that day and hit 6 under par 67 strokes. He recorded a final total of 21 under par 271, forming a tie for seventh place with Scottie Scheffler and Tony Finau.
On the other hand, Lim Seong-jae, who was aiming for the top 10 for three consecutive years in this tournament, failed to achieve his goal. Im Seong-jae only added 3 under par that day. With a final total of 19 under par and 273 strokes, the ranking fell from a tie for 7th the previous day to a tie for 13th.
World No. 5 John Rahm reached the top with a double electrode. Ram drove a whopping 10 under par that day, recording a final total of 27 under par and 265 strokes, beating Colin Morikawa by two strokes. Rahm, who won the championship eight months after the Mexico Open in May of last year, recorded eight victories on the tour. His winning prize is 2.7 million dollars (approximately 3.37 billion won). 메이저사이트
On the other hand, Morikawa, who had been leading until the middle of the game, committed a line at the last minute and only added 1 under par that day. In the end, he handed over the victory he had captured to Ram. Tom Hogi and Max Homa tied for third place with a final total of 23 under par and 269 strokes.