On the second day of the Phoenix Open, Korean players jumped to the top
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While the second day of the WM Phoenix Open held at TPC Scottsdale (par 71) in Arizona, USA, was postponed due to sunset, Kim Joo-hyung (21) and Lim Seong-jae (25) were ranked high.
First of all, Kim Joo-hyung, who started from the 10th hole in the morning group, recorded 6 birdies and 1 bogey, recording a 5 under par 66 strokes. Finishing the game with a total of 5 under par 137 strokes in the second round, the ranking also jumped 22 places to be tied for 11th place.
Joo-hyung Kim made a fresh start with a 2m birdie putt on the par 4, 11th hole. He added a birdie on the 15th hole (par 5) and finished the 9th hole in the first half with 2 strokes reduced.
When Kim Joo-hyung entered the second half of the 9th hole, his eyes changed. His buddy-hunting instincts slowly began to awaken. He gained momentum by making consecutive birdies on holes 1 and 2. He made a bogey on the 3rd hole and slowed down a bit, but added birdies on the 7th and 9th holes, reducing 5 strokes today alone. 안전놀이터
Lim Seong-jae (25), who started from the 10th hole in the afternoon group, made 6 birdies without a bogey in the first 9 holes, showing off a spirited shot.
Im Seong-jae, who finished the first round with 1 under par, got off to a good start by catching birdies on the 10th and 11th holes in a row in the second round. Im Seong-jae, who added a birdie on the 13th hole that followed, recorded birdies on three consecutive holes from the 15th to the 17th hole.
In particular, when he succeeded in making a birdie putt of over 10m on the par 3, 16th hole, all the galleries gathered in the Coliseum stood up and cheered. Then, as if in response, Lim Seong-jae raised his left hand holding a putter and greeted him.
Im Seong-jae, who finished the second round with six holes remaining, is threatening the lead with tremendous momentum, raising his ranking to a tie for fourth place with Wyndham Clark (USA).
Kim Si-woo (28), who started in the morning group, reduced 2 strokes today by tying 3 birdies and 1 bogey, maintaining a mid-level position with a median total of 1 under par and 141 strokes.
Meanwhile, while the afternoon group players failed to finish the round due to sunset, Scotty Scheffler (USA), who started in the morning group, finished the game with a median total of 10 under par 132 strokes and took the sole lead.
Spain’s Yon Rahm and Adam Hardwin (Canada) were tied for second place by two strokes (8 under par, 134 strokes) and placed their names side by side on the leaderboard.
World No. 1 Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) succeeded in entering the top 20 by recording only 5 birdies without bogey today. McIlroy finished the game in a situation where he could not finish five holes.
The second day of the WM Phoenix Open can be watched again at JTBC Golf from 1:30 p.m.
While the second day of the WM Phoenix Open held at TPC Scottsdale (par 71) in Arizona, USA, was postponed due to sunset, Kim Joo-hyung (21) and Lim Seong-jae (25) were ranked high. First of all, Kim Joo-hyung, who started from the 10th hole in the morning group, recorded 6 birdies and 1 bogey, recording…