Will Yon Ram’s solo play unfold again? Or will the strength of Korean players continue?
The fourth tournament of the American Men’s Professional Golf (PGA) Tour will be held. This time, it is the Farmers Insurance Open (total prize money of $8.7 million). Lim Seong-jae (25) and Kim Si-woo (28) will take over the baton of Kim Joo-hyung (21), who tied for 6th place in the last American Express.
The PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open will be held on the 26th (Korean time) at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California, USA. The first and second rounds of this tournament are played on the Torrey Pines South Course (par 72, 7765 yards) and North Course (par 72, 7258 yards), and the third and fourth rounds are played on the South Course.
Korean players include Lim Seong-jae and Kim Si-woo, as well as Kim Seong-hyeon (25), An Byeong-hun (32), and Noh Seung-yeol (32). Kim Joo-hyung is taking a break from this tournament. Kim Joo-hyung will go to PIF Saudi International (total prize money of 5 million dollars) before the opening of the Asian Tour 2023 season in Saudi Arabia in early February. On the other hand, in addition to Yon Ram, many big players participate in this tournament. Last year’s Farmers Insurance Open winner Luke List, Zander Chopley, Justin Thomas, Colin Morikawa, and Will Jaratoris 메이저놀이터 are among the world’s top players appearing in this tournament.
The strongest candidate in this competition is Jon Lam (Spain), who is on the rise. Yon Rahm is on a huge upswing, winning both of his two competitions this season. He won both the Sentry Tournament of Champions and American Express. The prize money for winning the two tournaments alone amounts to 4.14 million dollars (approximately 5.11 billion won). He also won this tournament in 2017, and from 2019 to last year maintained high rankings every year at the Farmers Insurance Open held at Torrey Pines, including 5th, runner-up, 7th and 3rd place for 4 years.
Among Korean players, Lim Seong-jae has the least connection with the tournament. He finished 6th at the Farmers Insurance Open last year. It is regrettable that at the American Express, his previous competition, he rode on the rise in a tie for third place until the third day and then went downhill on the last day. Through this competition, we aim to enter the ‘Top 5’ once again.
The tournament will start on Wednesday, the 25th, and end on Saturday, the 28th. Considering that the PGA tournament is usually held from Thursday to Sunday, it is a one-day schedule. This is to avoid overlapping the date of the tournament with the National Football League (NFL) Conference Championship game scheduled for the 29th.