The ‘Korean Big 4’ Kim Joo-hyung (21), Lim Seong-jae (25), Lee Kyung-hoon (32), and Kim Si-woo (28), who were named in the top 100 of the men’s golf world ranking, won the US Professional Golf (PGA) this week. Challenge to the top of another ‘special level competition’ of the tour.
The PGA Tour Arnold Palmer Invitational, which will be held at the Bayhill Club & Lodge (par 72) in Orlando, Florida, for four days from March 2 (local time), is also a tournament with a total prize pool of $20 million.
Im Seong-jae, ranked 18th in the world, participated in the Honda Classic last week without a break, but left a disappointing finish with a tie for 42nd place (2 under par, 278 strokes), disappointing as the first candidate for the championship.
The reason why he was at the top on the first day but was shaken in the 2nd to 4th rounds was the putt. Im Seong-jae recorded an average of 29.75 putts during the four days of the Honda Classic, a record tied for 62nd among 80 players who passed the cut. In particular, putts when hitting the green were tied for 76th with 1.915.
Im Seong-jae’s priority is to improve the feeling of putting that fell off in a short time.
World No. 15 Kim Joo-hyung, 39th No. Lee Kyung-hoon, and 42nd No. Kim Si-woo will be following the Genesis Invitational, which ended on the 20th.
Among them, Kim Joo-hyung entered the top 10 three times, including one win in the 2022-23 season, and Kim Si-woo was in the top 10 twice, including one win. 슬롯사이트
Chris Kirk (USA), who won the Honda Classic, jumped 28 places to 6th place in FedEx Cup season points, and Kim Joo-hyung fell one place to 7th place. Kim Si-woo also starts this week at ninth place, down one notch.
Lim Seong-jae, who finished in the top 10 three times without winning, is 29th in FedEx Cup points, and Lee Kyung-hoon, who finished in the top 10 twice, is 49th.
In addition to the Big 4, Ahn Byeong-hun (32) and Kim Seong-hyun (25) also participate.
Ahn Byeong-hun led the race until the 3rd round at the Honda Classic last week, but lost 3 strokes on the last day and missed the top 10 (tied for 21st place). Kim Seong-hyun also finished in a tie for 63rd after struggling on the green.