Korean men’s golf has grown beyond recognition… Most Masters Cuts Passed
Kim Joo-hyung, who was the youngest to win the championship
, finished in a tie for 16th place, a deep regret.
The “Big 4” Im Seong-jae, Kim Joo-hyung, Lee Kyung-hun, and Kim Si-woo all ranked in the top 30 in the Masters in the first major tournament of the season, confirming the skills and status of Korean men’s golf.
At the 87th Masters Tournament (total prize money of 18 million dollars), which ended at Augusta National GC (par 72, 7545 yards) in Augusta, Georgia, USA on the 10th, Seong-jae Lim and Joo-hyung Kim tied for 16th place (2 under par, 286 strokes), Kyung-hoon Lee and Si-woo Kim, respectively. He finished in a tie for 23rd place (1 under par 287 strokes) and a tie for 29th place (1 over par 289 strokes).
They achieved the record of passing the most cuts in the Masters by a Korean player and entering the top 20 with all players. Previously, the highest number of Korean players advanced to the finals were three in the 2011 (Choi Gyeong-ju, Yang Yong-eun, Kim Gyeong-tae) and 2020 (Lim Seong-jae, Kang Seong-hun, Kim Si-woo) competitions, and the lowest at that time were a tie for 44th (Kim Kyung-tae) and a tie for 34th (Kim Si-woo), respectively. . Four in the top 30 is the second largest number after the United States (19).
Lim Seong-jae, who played for the 4th time this year, hit a total of 3 over par (tied for 49th) until the 2nd round to advance to the finals with a chin-up. Compared to a tie for 2nd place in 2019 and a tie for 8th place last year, there are still regrets, but I have built up the confidence to continue my goal of winning the championship someday. Im Seong-jae climbed one notch to 17th in the world rankings released that day.
In the third round on the 8th, Lim Seong-jae played a round with Tiger Woods (USA), the emperor of golf. The game was stopped after 7 holes due to bad weather, and Woods withdrew from the rest of the next day due to injury, so it ended with a short experience, but it was a meaningful time to feel the spirit of the golf emperor. “I was wondering when I could play a round with Woods, but I was so happy to be with him,” he said, “I focused more because I wanted to look good to Woods, and my swing was good.”
In the final round, played in a pair of two, Im Seong-jae and Lee Kyung-hun played together, creating a warm scene of Korean players encouraging each other after completing the 18th hole.
Lee Kyung-hoon, who overcame the regret of missing the cut last year and finished in the top 20 in the second challenge, cheered up, saying, “I cut 5 strokes in the second round, but next time I want to do more than that.”
Kim Joo-hyung, who received a lot of attention as the youngest championship candidate in his first appearance and finished in the top 10, was disappointed, saying, “If you score it, it’s less than 10 points out of 100.” I want to do better next time.” 온라인카지노
Kim Joo-hyung, who was the youngest to win the championship, finished in a tie for 16th place, a deep regret. The “Big 4” Im Seong-jae, Kim Joo-hyung, Lee Kyung-hun, and Kim Si-woo all ranked in the top 30 in the Masters in the first major tournament of the season, confirming the skills and status of…