Kim Joo-hyung (21) showed off his top-notch skills again by placing in the top 10 of the American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour American Express (total prize money of 8 million dollars).
In the final 4th round of the tournament held at the PGA West Stadium Course (par 72) in La Quinta, California, USA on the 23rd (Korean time), Kim Joo-hyung tied 7 birdies and 2 bogeys and hit 5 under par 67.
Kim Joo-hyung, who recorded a final total of 23 under par 265 strokes, finished the tournament with 4 others including JT Poston (USA) in a tie for 6th place.
Kim Joo-hyung was eliminated from the cut at the Sony Open last week after 8 months and 14 tournaments since the PGA Championship last May. However, he finished this tournament in the top 10 again, increasing the number of top 10 entries to three times, including winning six tournaments in the 2022-23 season.
Kim Joo-hyung, who caught the first birdie on the 2nd hole (par 4) in the first half, made birdies on the 4th hole (par 3) and 5th hole (par 5) in succession, but the tee shot in the 6th hole (par 3) fell into the water on the right side of the green. I fell out and wrote down the view. In the 7th hole (par 4), Kim Joo-hyung, who recorded a series of bogeys as his tee shot fell into the water full of sight from the teeing area, put the second shot on the 8th hole (par 5) to the pin 50cm to catch a birdie and sigh of relief exhaled
Kim Joo-hyung, who recorded the first birdie in the second half on the 11th hole (par 5), added a birdie by sending an approach shot close to the pin 60cm from the short rough around the green on the 16th hole (par 5). In the 17th hole (par 3), he even caught a 5.6m middle-distance birdie and put his right hand to his ear, eliciting cheers from the galleries as if to cheer louder.
Kim Joo-hyung also raised the FedEx Cup points from 3rd to 2nd, succeeding John Rahm (Spain), who rose to 1st in the FedEx Cup rankings by winning this tournament.
Ram, who started the final round with a tie for the lead, tied 5 birdies and 1 bogey to hit a 4-under-par 68. Ram, who recorded a final total of 27 under par 261 strokes, beat second place Davis Thompson (USA) by one stroke and rose to the top.
Ram, who won the Sentry Tournament of Champions held in Hawaii two weeks ago, won his second championship this year in two weeks. It is the ninth win in the PGA Tour career, and the winning prize is 1.44 million dollars 바카라.
Ram took the lead by catching only 4 birdies until the 11th hole, beating Thompson by one stroke, but failed to put his tee shot on the green at once in the 13th hole (par 3), so he committed a bogey and allowed a joint lead. However, in the 16th hole (par 5), Ram caught a birdie, while Thompson missed a tee shot in a fairway bunker, so the game was virtually divided here.
Ram said, “My physical condition and swing condition were really good today.” That’s why the shot was so good,” he said.
Ram has won four championships in the last six tournaments, including two on the PGA Tour and two on the DP World Tour (formerly the European Tour). He reached the top of the DP World Tour in October and December of last year, respectively. In addition, since the Tour Championship at the end of August last year, they have been in the top 10 in seven consecutive tournaments on the world tour.
Rahm, who moved up one notch to No. 3 in the world rankings with the win, plans to participate in the Farmers Insurance Open next week.
Unfortunately, he missed the championship, but Thompson, who set the record for the most eagle ties (5) in one PGA Tour event by finishing runner-up in this tournament, was satisfied, saying, “I had a great week.” “It was my dream to compete with the best players in the world, and today I realized that dream,” he said. He also proved that he could do it with them. It was really fun,” he said. “It was good to use a lot of high-quality shots under a lot of tension and pressure.”
Zander Chopley (USA) hit 10 under par, including albatross, and moved up to third place (25 under par, 263 strokes) with Chris Kirk (USA).
Lim Seong-jae (25) tied for 18th (20 under par, 268 strokes), and Kim Si-woo (28) tied for 22nd (19 under par, 269 strokes). Ahn Byeong-hun (32) was tied for 41st (15 under par, 273 strokes).