The PGA Tour Korean trio achieved good results in the first round of the 2023 PGA Tour first tournament.

First, Kim Joo-hyung, ranked 15th in the men’s golf world ranking, tied 5 birdies, 2 eagles and 1 bogey in the 1st round of the PGA Tour Sentry Tournament of Champions held at the Kapalua Plantation Course (par 73) in Maui, Hawaii on the 6th 토토 (Korean time). He shot an 8-under-par 65. Kim Joo-hyung finished the first day’s schedule with a solo 4th place, one stroke behind Colin Morikawa, JJ Spawn, and John Lam.

Only the winner of the previous year and the top rankers of the PGA Tour playoff FedEx Cup can participate in this tournament. In fact, it is different from the king of kings. This year, 17 out of 39 players are in the top 20 in the world rankings.

Kim Joo-hyung, who won two victories on the PGA Tour last year, entered his first tournament wearing a hat from his new sponsor, Nike. He wrote down a bogey on the 4th hole, but made up for it with a birdie on the 5th hole. In the 6th hole, from a distance of 106m, his second shot bounced once on the green and was sucked into the hole cup, creating a shot eagle. He also made a birdie on the 9th hole, and also reduced the number of strokes on the 10th hole on the first hole of the second half.

Kim Joo-hyung also added a birdie by dropping the second shot into the hole 30cm in the 14th hole. In the par 5 15th hole, the second shot was attached to the hole 2m and the second eagle was caught that day. He finished the first day in a good mood by catching a birdie on the last hole, the 18th.

After the game, Kim Joo-hyung said, “The game seemed to be a little slow in the first half. It was a good first round to start the new year.” Kim Joo-hyung, who went to the game wearing a Nike hat, a new sponsor, said, “I try not to think too much. I feel proud and full of confidence.”

Lim Seong-jae also played neatly and placed in the top ranks. On this day, Im Seong-jae caught 7 birdies without bogey and hit 7 under par 66 strokes. They formed a joint 5th place group with world number 2 Scotty Scheffler and Mackenzie Hughes.

After the game, Lim Seong-jae said, “I’m glad I did well in the first round of the first tournament of the new year.” “The fairway is wider than other places, so if I just hit the tee shot well, I think I’ll have a chance. I have to cut a lot in the second half of the 9 holes, so it would be nice to play well for the remaining 3 days like today.” same,” he said.

Lee Kyung-hoon also tied for 17th with a 5-under-par 68, tying up three birdies and an eagle without a bogey. Lee Kyung-hoon said, “He finished the first round in a good mood without looking.”