Kim Joo-hyung (21) was selected as the number one power ranking candidate ahead of the PGA Sony Open held in Hawaii last week. This is thanks to the outstanding performance of a tie for 5th place in the Sentry Tournament of Champions held a week ago as the opening game of the New Year. But is it because these expectations were too burdensome? Contrary to expectations, he recorded 1 over par and 141 strokes over two days, falling short of 2 under par, the standard for passing the cut, and was eliminated from the cut.
Kim Joo-hyung overcame this sluggishness in a week, entered the top 10 again, and ran vigorously toward a total of 3 wins. In the 4th round of the American Express (total prize money of 8 million dollars) held at the PGA West Stadium 토토사이트 Course (par 72) in La Quinta, California on the 23rd, Kim Joo-hyung reduced 5 more strokes with 7 birdies and 2 bogeys. Kim Joo-hyung, who recorded a final total of 23 under par 265 strokes, was tied for 6th place. Kim Joo-hyung’s FedEx Cup ranking jumped to second place.
Kim Joo-hyung started the first round in the top 60 with an uneasy start, but in the second round, he swung a blow that reduced 10 strokes with one eagle and eight birdies without a bogey, raising the ranking to a tie for third place at once. Joo-hyung Kim’s daily best score of 10 under par. 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 slowed down by making consecutive bogeys on the 6th and 7th holes. However, he significantly improved the ranking 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, CJ Logistics), who raised the rankings to a tie for third place with Kim Joo-hyung in the second round, finished the tournament with a tie for 18th (20 under par, 268 strokes), only reducing 3 strokes that day. Kim Si-woo (28, CJ Logistics), who challenged to win the championship for two weeks in a row, reduced 6 strokes that day and climbed to a tie for 22nd (19 under par, 269 strokes), continuing his upward trend. Ahn Byeong-hun (32, CJ Logistics) finished in a tie for 41st (15 under par, 273 strokes).
The championship was won by Yon Ram (29, Spain), who is ranked 4th in the world. He reduced 4 strokes that day to record a final total of 27 under par 261 strokes, beating Davis Thompson (USA) by 1 stroke and lifting the championship trophy. Following the Sentry Tournament of Champions, Ram lifted the championship trophy in two consecutive tournaments and achieved a total of eight victories. Ram showed off his rising skills by entering the top 10 in all four competitions he participated in this season.