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‘World Ranking No. 1 out of 144 players’ Kim Joo-hyung, a total of 3 wins at the Sony Open

Among 144 participants, the world ranking (14th) is the highest. The US Professional Golf (PGA) tour homepage is also ranked first in the power rankings, which selected the leading players to compete for the championship ahead of the opening. ‘Rising star’ Kim Joo-hyung (21), who is looking at the top 10 in the world rankings, faced an opportunity for his first win in the new year and a total of 3 wins.

Kim Joo-hyung will be on the 13th (Korean time) at the Waialay Country Club (par 70) in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, at the ‘Sony Open in Hawaii’ (total prize money 7.9 million dollars ¤9.78 billion won).

Kim Joo-hyung, who emerged as a rising star on the PGA Tour by winning his first win at the Wyndham Championship in August of last year when he was a non-member, and two months later at the Shriners Children’s Open, won 22 under par at the first tournament of the year, ‘Sentry Tournament of Champions’, which ended last week 안전놀이터. tied for 5th place. In a tournament where only the winners of last year’s tournament or top players within the top 30 of the FedEx Cup rankings participated, he showed off his stable skills for four days, raising his world ranking to 14th, one notch from the previous week.

Unlike the Sentry Tournament, which was called ‘The King of Kings’ with only 39 players participating, the Sony Open is a general tournament with 144 players participating and determining who passes the final round after 2 rounds. In particular, most of the top rankers such as the winner of the previous tournament, Yon Rahm (Spain, World Ranking No. 5), runner-up Colin Morikawa (USA, No. 11), did not participate.

Kim Joo-hyung has the highest world ranking (14th) and FedEx Cup ranking (3rd) among the players participating in this tournament. Jordan Spieth (USA, 15th) in the world rankings, and Keegan Bradley (USA, 5th) in the FedEx Cup rankings are the contestants following Kim Joo-hyung. It is more likely than ever to win a total of 3 wins.

Launched in 1965 as the Hawaiian Open, Sony has been the title sponsor since 1999, marking its 58th this year. In 2008, Choi Gyeong-ju (53) was the only Korean to win this competition.

A total of 7 Korean players, including Kim Joo-hyung, will participate in this competition while the production of Korean winners for the first time in 15 years is attracting attention as another point of observation. Lee Gyeong-hoon (32), tied for 7th place in the Sentry Tournament, and Lim Seong-jae (25), tied for 13th place, like Kim Joo-hyung, compete for two weeks in a row. . The 2008 winner, Choi Kyung-ju, also competes with her juniors after a long time.

The defending champion of this event is Hideki Matsuyama (Japan). Last year, he defeated Russell Henry (USA) in overtime and rose to the top, tying with Choi Kyung-ju for the most wins by an Asian player with eight wins in his PGA Tour career. He tied for 21st in last week’s Sentry Tournament.

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