Kim Joo-hyung (21) fell one notch to 5th place on the second day of the Sentry Tournament of Champions (total prize money of 15 million dollars), the ‘Wang-Jung-King’ of the PGA Tour.
In the second round of the tournament held at the Kapalua Plantation Course (par 73) in Maui, Hawaii, USA on the 7th (Korean time), Kim Joo-hyung tied 6 birdies and 2 bogeys and hit 4 under par 69 strokes.
Kim Joo-hyung, who recorded a total of 12 under par and 134 strokes over the two days, finished 5th alone, 4 strokes behind Colin Morikawa (USA), who took the sole lead.
Kim Joo-hyung, who pulled out two eagles the previous day and drove 8 under par, showed a little dull iron shot and putting than the previous day.
Kim Joo-hyung, who seemed to start off smoothly with his first birdie in hole 2 (par 3), wrote down a bogey because he couldn’t put his second shot on the green in hole 3 (par 4). Kim Joo-hyung, who went up to the green twice in the 5th hole (par 5) and caught a birdie lightly, added a birdie at the 9th hole (par 5) with his third shot 2m away from the pin.
Kim Joo-hyung, who added a 4m birdie to the 12th hole (par 4), made another bogey with his tee shot going to the rough in the 13th hole (par 4). However, he maintained his top spot by catching birdies on the remaining par 5 holes, the 15th and 18th holes.
Morikawa, who was 4 strokes ahead of Kim Joo-hyung, played a perfect game that day, picking out 7 birdies without a bogey, and recorded a total of 16 under par and 130 strokes on both days. 메이저사이트
Morikawa, who failed to add a PGA Tour victory for a year and five months after winning his 5th PGA Tour career win at the 2021 Open Open major tournament, had a golden opportunity to aim for a 6th overall victory in this tournament.
Scotty Scheffler (USA), who can return to the top of the world rankings if she finishes in third place alone or higher in this tournament, tied for second place (14 under par, 132 strokes), chasing Morikawa by two strokes. Schaeffler, who hit 7 under par that day, tied with JJ Spawn (USA). Current world No. 1 Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) did not participate in this tournament.
Jordan Spieth (USA) also reduced 7 strokes to rank in 4th place (13 under par, 133 strokes), and Matthew Fitzpatrick (England) and John Rahm (Spain) tied for 6th place with 11 under par, 135 strokes.
Lee Gyeong-hoon (32) tied for 12th with 9 under par and 137 strokes, and Lim Seong-jae (25) tied for 18th with 8 under par and 138 strokes.
Meanwhile, this tournament will be held as a ‘King of Kings’ competition, where only the winners of the previous year’s PGA Tour and the players who participated in the Tour Championship, the final match of the playoffs, can participate. 39 people will compete for the championship without a cutoff for four days.