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‘Little Tiger’ Kim Joo-hyung “I saw Woods in a gallery in 2020…”

Kim Joo-hyung (21) will compete with the ‘golf emperor’ this week.

Kim Joo-hyung will participate in the PGA Tour Genesis Invitational (total prize money of 20 million dollars) held at the Riviera Country Club (par 71) in Pacific Palisades, California for four days from the 17th (Korean time).

The prize money is huge, and world-class players such as Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), John Rahm (Spain), Scotty Scheffler, Tony Finau, Jordan Spieth, and Justin Thomas (above the United States) participate. 

Most of all, ‘Golf Emperor’ Tiger Woods (USA) will participate. It is the first time in two years and three months since the 2020 Jojo Championship that Woods has participated in the PGA Tour, not in a major tournament.

Joo-hyung Kim, who is an avid fan of Woods, took the opportunity to compete together this time. When he came to the gallery in 2020, he only saw Woods pass by near the putting green, but now he is a contestant. Although they were not in the same group in the preliminaries, there is a possibility that they will be in the same group depending on their performance in the final round.

Joohyung Kim is mentioned as a ‘little tiger’ on the PGA Tour. After winning the Shriners Children’s Open following last year’s Wyndham Championship, he broke the record set by Woods as the youngest player in PGA Tour history.

He said of playing in the same tournament as Woods, “It’s a really special time for me. I haven’t had many opportunities to play with him since I joined the tour. So, just to play together is special and good.” 안전놀이터

He also told a special anecdote. Kim Joo-hyung said, “I was at the practice range yesterday, and there were really a lot of people near just one player. ‘Who is it?’ But it was Woods. I thought to myself, “Oh, that’s right. Of course.” It seems that the atmosphere changes when Woods plays. The atmosphere changes among the players. I am also a player, but watching Woods play I like it. I’m happy that Woods is back.”

Kim Joo-hyung, who broke Woods’ record last year, said, “Even though he made one record, Woods has really great records. So it’s difficult to compare with Woods, but it means a lot to be able to share his name with him. . It means that I am doing something well,” he said humbly.

He continued, “I’m just starting my career, and being able to have records like that is very special. I’m grateful. But I hope that more records and good tags follow my name in the future. And when I retire someday, those records will come together. I think I will be remembered as a great player.”

Kim Joo-hyung, ahead of the Genesis Invitational, said, “I’m still learning. I haven’t experienced all the courses yet.” I want to grow up. I want to develop little by little every year.”

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