‘Baby Bear’ Kim Joo-hyung (21) swung a hard hit in his first game of the new year.
On the 6th (Korean time), Joo-hyung Kim won the Eagle 2 in the first round of the US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour Sentry Tournament of Champions (total prize money of 15 million dollars) held at the Kapalua Plantation Course (par 73) in Kapalua, Maui Island, Hawaii, USA. The dog and 5 buddies were weeded out, and the bogey was blocked with 1.
Kim Joo-hyung, who recorded a total of 8 under par 65 strokes in the first round, rose to fourth place alone, one stroke behind co-leaders Colin Morikawa, JJ Spun (above USA), and Jon Lam (Spain).
Kim Joo-hyung was burdened because it was his first tournament after signing a new sponsorship with Nike, but he confidently won the championship with his spirit in his early 20s.
If he achieves a come-from-behind victory over the remaining three days, he will achieve three PGA Tour victories following the Wyndham Championship in August last year and the Shriners Children’s Open in October.
Kim Joo-hyung said, “It was a good first round to start the new year, ” and smiled broadly, saying, “I try not to think too much (about the Nike contract).
Lim Seong-jae (25), a “new groom” who got married last December, got off to a good start with a 7-under 66, tied for 5th place. 안전놀이터
Lee Gyeong-hoon (32) scored a 5 under par 68 and was tied for 17th place. However, it is only 4 strokes away from the leading group, so the top 10 potential is sufficient.
Only players who won the PGA Tour last year or participated in the Tour Championship, the final match of the season, can participate in this tournament. This year, 39 players will participate and the ranking will be decided without a cut.