‘Power Ranking No. 1’ Kim Joo-hyung, hunting for the first win in 2023

12th PGA ‘Sony Open’ tee-off

, attention with unshakable shot feeling, etc.
Ranked 14th in the world…
Kim Si-woo, Ahn Byeong-hun, and Choi Gyeong-ju, who have won 3 wins in their personal career

, also competed Kim Joo-hyeong (21), who appeared like a comet in the American Professional Golf (PGA) last year, ranked 14th, the highest among Korean players. In the world ranking announced on the 10th, it has risen one step from last week. This is thanks to the outstanding performance of a tie for 5th place in the Sentry Tournament of Champions, which was held as the New Year’s opening game and ‘Wangjungwangjeon’.

After warming up, Kim Joo-hyung took part in the PGA Tour Sony Open (total prize money of $7.9 million), which opens at Waialei Country Club (par 70, 744 yards) in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA on the 12th (local time), winning 3 personal wins and the first of the new year. challenge to win This tournament is a very good opportunity for Kim Joo-hyung to build a championship. This is because Kim Joo-hyung’s world ranking and FedEx Cup ranking (3rd place) are the highest among the participating players. Jordan Spieth (15th) in the world rankings and Keegan Bradley (5th in the US) in the FedEx Cup rankings are candidates for the championship following Kim Joo-hyung. Unlike the Tournament of Champions, where only 39 players participated, 144 players participated in this tournament, and the PGA Tour also picked Kim Joo-hyung as the number one power ranking while analyzing the winning candidates on its website. That means his chances of winning are very high.

The strength of Kim Joo-hyung is that his shot hardly shakes. In fact, in the opening game last week, he reduced 8 strokes with 2 eagles in the 1st round and started in a tie for 4th place, one stroke behind the lead, and showed stable skills throughout the 4th round without leaving 5th place. Kim Joo-hyung is showing an outstanding iron shot, and is ranked 6th with a green hit rate of 76.39%. His average drive distance is 289.8 yards (145th), and although he is not a long hitter, his drive shot is stable enough to rank 6th (72.77%) in fairway landing rate. Kim Joo-hyung, who quickly settled on the PGA Tour by winning the Wyndham Championship in August and the Shriners Children’s Open in October last year, showed good condition in the first tournament of the year, so attention is focusing on whether he will collect a third trophy at the Sony Open. 스포츠토토

Lee Kyung-hoon (32) and Lim Seong-jae (25), who coordinated their shots for 7th and 13th in the opening game last week, will also try to win in Hawaii for two weeks in a row. Along with this, Kim Si-woo (28), Ahn Byeong-hun (32, CJ Korea Express), and Kim Seong-hyun (25, Web Cash Group) played their first match of the new year, and Choi Kyung-ju (53, SK Telecom), a ‘tank’, also played a shot with his juniors on the PGA Tour after a long time. compete Hideki Matsuyama (31), a sign of Japanese men’s golf, is going to defend his title.

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