Reporter Kwon Hoon = Kim Joo-hyung (21) washed away the sluggishness of missing the cut and made his second top 10 this year.
On the 23rd (Korean time), Joohyung Kim hit a 5 under par 67 in the final round of the American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour American Express (total prize money of 8 million dollars) held at the PGA West Stadium Course (par 72) in La Quinta, California, USA.
Although he fell short of his expected come-from-behind victory, Kim Joo-hyung tied for 6th place with a total of 23 under par 265 strokes in the 4th round.
Kim Joo-hyung, who revived the spark of an upward trend that seemed to be broken after failing to pass the cut at the Sony Open last week, also raised the FedEx Cup ranking to second place.
Kim Joo-hyung tied for 5th in the Sentry Tournament of Champions, the first tournament of the new year, and entered the top 10 twice in the three tournaments held this year.
Kim Joo-hyung, who entered the final round in a tie for 5th place, 5 strokes behind the co-leading group, played an aggressive game by reducing 3 strokes to the 5th hole, but was caught in the lead by consecutive bogeys on the 6th (par 3) and 7th hole (par 4). I lost the power to pursue.
However, Kim Joo-hyung raised the rankings with consecutive birdies on holes 8 (par 5) and 11 (par 5), followed by holes 16 (par 5) and 17 (par 3).
Lim Seong-jae (25) finished the tournament with a tie for 18th place (20 under par 268) by hitting 3 under par 69 strokes.
Kim Si-woo (28), who challenged to win for two weeks in a row, saved face by reducing 6 strokes to rise to a tie for 22nd (19 under par 269 strokes) that day. 메이저놀이터
Ahn Byeong-hun (32) finished with a 3-under-par 69 and a tie for 41st (15-under 273).
Jon Rahm (Spain) shot a 4-under-par 68 to win with a total of 27-under 261 strokes.
Ram, who defeated Davis Thompson (USA) by one stroke, lifted two championship trophies this month alone following the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
He has competed twice this year and won both.
Ram had a hard time playing the green, such as a short par putt hitting the hole and coming back in the 13th hole (par 3), but after putting a 2m par putt in the 14th hole (par 4), the 16th hole (par 5 ) also succeeded in making a 2m birdie putt and seized the victory.
Thompson, a rookie who led from the first day all the way, reduced 3 strokes, but was unable to cross the final hurdle, delaying his first victory.
Zander Chopley (USA) hit a 10-under 62, including an albatross in the 5th hole (par 5), and came up with a tie for third place (25-under 263).