The Players Championship 1R… Kim Si-woo ‘cruise’ Lim Seong-jae and Kim Joo-hyung ‘crisis’
Siwoo Kim finished the first day smoothly at The Players Championship, which has the most prize money at stake among the PGA Tour tournaments.
In the first round of the PGA Tour The Players Championship held at TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course (par 72) in Fontvedra Beach, Florida, USA on the 10th (Korean time), Kim Si-woo tied 7 birdies and 4 bogeys and hit 3 under par 69.
While not completing the first round due to sunset, Kim Si-woo tied for 12th with Victor Hoblan and Jordan Spieth. He shot an 8-under-par 64, five strokes behind Chad Raimi, who took the sole lead.
The Players Championship has a total prize money of 25 million dollars (approximately 33.1 billion won), and the winning prize is 4.5 million dollars (approximately 6 billion won). The winner is awarded not only prize money, but also a 5-year PGA Tour ticket, 600 FedEx Cup points, and a 3-year ticket to the Masters. For this reason, it is also called the fifth major tournament.
Kim Si-woo reached the top of this competition in 2017. He lifted the championship cup at the age of 21 years and 11 months at the time, setting a record as the youngest player ever to win The Players Championship.
Kim Si-woo, who is challenging to recapture the top in six years, started the first round at the 10th hole. He made his first birdie on the 11th hole. He also reduced the number of strokes in the 14th hole and the notorious 17th hole, which is notoriously difficult.
In the second half, it struggled a little because of the strong wind. He recorded birdies on holes 2 and 4, but bogeyed three consecutive holes from hole 5 onwards. Fortunately, he dropped a 6m birdie putty into the hole on the par 3 8th hole. In the par 5 9th hole, I finished with a birdie after attaching the third shot to the hole 1.2m. 바카라사이트
After the game, Kim Si-woo said, “I had a good shot feeling, so I played the game well overall. The wind blew in the second half and I was shaken, but I tried to finish it as much as I could.” revealed
On this day, Kim Si-woo recorded a fairway hit rate of 71.43% and a green hit rate of 72.22%.
Other than Kim Si-woo, other Korean players were sluggish. Ahn Byeong-hun recorded 3 birdies and 2 bogeys and tied for 32nd place with world number 1 Yon Ram with 1 under par 71 strokes. Lee Gyeong-hoon was 1-over par, Kim Joo-hyung was 2-over par, and Lim Seong-jae was only 3-over par. Kim Seong-hyun recorded a 5-over par and was in danger of missing the cut.
Scotty Scheffler, who is trying to recapture the world ranking, tied for 6th place with a Korean-Australian Lee Min-woo and others with a 4 under par 68 strokes. World No. 3 Rory McIlroy was sluggish with a 4-over par 76 and tied for 118th.