Will the status of K-men’s golf rise further this year? The 2023 schedule of the American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour begins in earnest. Of course, expectations are growing for the performance of Korean male golfers active on the PGA Tour.
Three Korean players, Im Seong-jae, Lee Kyung-hoon, and Kim Joo-hyung, will participate in the PGA Tour Sentry Tournament of Champions, which will be held at Kapalua Plantation Course (par 73) in Maui, Hawaii, USA for four days from the 6th (Korean time). Kim Joo-hyung and Lee Kyung-hoon, who won the PGA Tour last year, and Lim Seong-jae, who finished second in the FedEx Cup playoffs last season, are promising a smooth start from the first tournament of the new year. Lee Kyung-hoon, who attended the official press conference on the 4th, said, “I want to start the new year with a good start by entering the top 10 in this tournament,” and Kim Joo-hyung said, “I hope 2023 will be a better year than 2022.” .
In addition to them, three more Korean players are active on the PGA Tour토토사이트. The protagonists are Kim Si-woo, who has three wins on the PGA Tour, An Byeong-hun, who returned to the PGA Tour this season, and Kim Seong-hyun, who is playing on the PGA Tour for the first time. In addition, Choi Kyung-ju, Roh Seung-yeol, Bae Sang-moon, and Kang Seong-hoon are expected to participate in PGA Tour events from time to time.
On the 4th, Seongjae Lim took part in the official practice round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
Korean men’s golf had its best year ever on the PGA Tour last year. Kim Joo-hyung raised the status of Korean men’s golf by winning the Wyndham Championship, the 2021-22 season competition, and the Shriners Children’s Open, the 2022-23 season competition. In addition, the performances of major golfers shone more than ever, such as Lee Kyung-hoon winning two consecutive victories at AT&T Byron Nelson, and Lim Seong-jae achieving the highest ever runner-up finish at the Tour Championship in the final round of the playoffs. Kim Joo-hyung, Lim Seong-jae, Lee Kyung-hoon, and Kim Si-woo left a strong impression as members of the international team at the Presidents Cup held in September last year. The number of Korean golfers who challenged the PGA Tour by motivating the performance of fellow golfers and seniors and juniors has also increased. Kim Seong-hyun, who secured a tour card this season with a top score on the Korn Ferry Tour (Part 2) and is on the PGA Tour, is a prime example.
The PGA Tour starts with the Sentry Tournament of Champions this week and runs every week through the last week of August. As the size of the prize money has also increased, it is expected that the shot competition between players will become more intense than before. As such, attention is expected to be focused on the performance of Korean players on the PGA Tour every week. The Sentry Tournament of Champions, which will feature three Korean players, will be broadcast live by JTBC Golf. The first round of the tournament will be broadcast live from 8:00 am on the 6th.