Will another big rookie be born after Kim Joo-hyung? Kim Seong-hyeon (25), the promising star of Korean men’s golf, expressed his determination ahead of his first appearance in the new year on the American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour.
Kim Seong-hyun will participate in the PGA Sony Open held at the Waialei Country Club (par 70) in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA for four days from the 13th (Korean time) to hunt for the first championship on the tour. The Sony Open is a full-field event in which 144 players will participate for the first time in the new year.
Kim Seong-hyun, who obtained the first PGA Tour seed in his life with high grades on the Korn Ferry Tour (Part 2) in the 2021-2022 season, settled smoothly on the PGA Tour by finishing in a tie for 36th at the Fortinet Championship, which was his debut match in September of last year, and a tie for 13th at the Samderson Farms Championship. did. At the subsequent Shriners Children’s Open (tied for 4th place), he made a surprise performance by entering the top 5 in just 3 games of his debut, predicting the birth of a major newcomer. This is why Kim Seong-hyun is looking forward to what kind of performance he will show in the first competition in the new year.
In a recent interview with the PGA Tour, Kim Seong-hyun expressed his feelings about participating in the first full field event of the new year. He said, “I took a break in Korea for about a month. As I prepared well during the break, I plan to work hard with the mindset of starting anew from this tournament.” I will try to do my best. I think there will be good results if I focus on every match and do my best.”
When asked about the difference between Korean and American golf, he answered, “The biggest thing is the environment,” and then explained, “There are many different types of grass, and American grass is more difficult. 메이저사이트
In addition, Kim Seong-hyun explained the traditional Korean holiday, New Year’s Day, to PGA Tour officials. At the same time, he expressed his regret, saying that he could not spend this year with his family because of the competition in the United States. He greeted Korean fans, saying, “Happy New Year and please cheer for Korean players in the 2023 season.”
Meanwhile, the Sony Open, the first full-field tournament of the PGA Tour New Year, will be broadcast live simultaneously by JTBC Golf & Sports and JTBC Golf. The first round will be broadcast live on the 13th at 6:30 am on JTBC Golf & Sports and at 9 am on JTBC Golf.