Reporter Kwon Hoon = Kim Si-woo (28) started his second win at the PGA Tour’s ‘5th major’ Players Championship (total prize money of $25 million) in six years.
In the first round of the tournament held at TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course (par 72) in Pontevedra Beach, Florida, USA on the 10th (Korean time), Kim Si-woo hit 3 under par 69 with 7 birdies and 4 bogeys.
He drove 8 under par 64 strokes and fell 5 strokes behind Chad Raimi (USA), who took the lead, but was tied for 12th by 2 strokes in the 3rd place group (5 under par 67 strokes), setting the stage for entering the championship competition.
Kim Si-woo, who set the record for the youngest win in this tournament in 2017, climbed to the top of the Sony Open in January and is aiming for his second win in this tournament and his second win of the season.
Kim Si-woo, who started the game at the 10th hole, cruised to the 4th hole with 5 birdies and 1 bogey.
He was shaken by consecutive bogeys in holes 5 to 7, but Kim Si-woo caught consecutive birdies in holes 8 (par 3) and 9 (par 5) and finished the first round.
He was somewhat disappointed in his short game, where he only made one par save when he missed the green.
Kim Si-woo said, “Overall, I had a good sense of the shot, so I played the game well. In the second half, the wind blew and I started to shake while bogeying continuously, but I tried to finish it while concentrating as much as possible. Luckily, a birdie came out on the 8th hole and I was able to finish it comfortably. there was,” he said.
Ahn Byeong-hoon (32), who recently won the second, had a good first day with a 1-under 71 and a tie for 32nd place. Lee Kyung-hoon (32) scored 73 strokes with a one-over par.
Kim Joo-hyeong (21), who challenged Kim Si-woo’s record as the youngest player to win the championship, was sluggish with a 2-over-par 74, and the cut passed immediately.
Kim Joo-hyung, who caught only 2 birdies, poured out 4 bogies in the 9 holes in the second half. He fell into the bunker three times and never made a par save.
Lim Seong-jae (25) tied 3 birdies, 1 double bogey, and 4 bogies to record a 3-over-par 75, and was in danger of missing the cut.
Im Seong-jae’s shot was shaken enough to miss the green 11 times.
Kim Seong-hyeon (25) also lost 5 strokes and was pushed to the bottom. 온라인바카라
In the midst of this, the progress of Korean players stood out.
Justin Seo (USA), who played up to the 15th hole with sunset, hit 5 under par with 6 birdies and 1 bogey, and Lee Min-woo (Australia) hit 4 under par 68 strokes.
There were mixed joys and sorrows in the match between world No. 1 to 3 Jon Ram (Spain), Scotty Scheffler (USA), and Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), who were put up as box office cards.
Schaeffler took the lead with a 4-under-par 68, while Lam ended the search with a 1-under 71. McIlroy was very sluggish with a 4-over par 76.
Colin Morikawa (USA) took second place with a 7 under par 65, followed by Taylor Pendris (Canada) and Ben Griffin (USA) with 5 under par.
Hayden Berkeley (USA) enjoyed the joy of a hole-in-one on the notorious 17th hole (par 3) island green.
This is the 11th hole-in-one at the 17th hole of the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course.
Berkeley, who has yet to win the PGA Tour, finished second by one stroke when Kim Si-woo won the Sony Open.
On this day, the first round was delayed because many players could not finish the game until the sun went down.