Lee Gyeong-hoon (32), Kim Young-soo (35), and Kim Seong-hyeon (25) pledged to play together as a group during the Tuesday practice round of the PGA Tour Genesis Invitational (total prize money: 20 million dollars).
On the 15th (Korean time), Lee Kyung-hoon, who has the most experience participating in this tournament, explained the characteristics of each hole and the characteristics of the grass while going around the course with seniors and juniors at Riviera CC (par 71, 7322 yards) in Pacific Palisades near Los Angeles, California, USA. did.
Riviera Golf Course has a bunker in the middle of the green on the par 3 6th hole, so you need to plan your strategy well according to the location of the pin in each round. Also, the 8th hole is a split fairway with a stream flowing between both fairways.
The par 4 10th hole is a ‘driveable par 4’ hole with a little over 300 yards, but the green is difficult, so most experienced players use a strategy of sending the ball to the fairway with a wood or long iron and then on-greening in two rounds.
Kim Young-soo, who was invited to the event after winning the Genesis Championship last year, is Lee Kyung-hoon’s senior in the national team. However, there are not many courses in the US, such as the CJ Cup. Kim Seong-hyeon, who came up from last year’s PGA Part 2 Korn Ferry Tour, was also in dire need of Lee’s advice as it was her first time playing on the Riviera course. In this event, in which a total of 134 players participate, Kim Seong-hyun is participating as a sponsor invitation from Korea’s Hyundai Genesis, the sponsor of the event. 메이저사이트
In addition to these three Korean players, Siwoo Kim, who won the Sony Open, Joohyung Kim, who won the Shriners Children’s Open, and Seongjae Lim, who finished second in points in the FedEx Cup last season, are participating in this event, which celebrated its 95th this year. This year, even Tiger Woods, the ‘Emperor of Golf’, is participating, so the popularity and enthusiasm of the tournament are gradually heating up.
Genesis, which has sponsored this tournament since 2017, invites the winner of the Korea Korean Tour Genesis Championship to the event every year. However, among the players who played on the Korean Tour, it was hard to see a player who reached the top ranks. That’s how high the wall of the world’s best tour was. For a Korean brand that sponsors the event, seeing a Korean player win the event would be the finish they hoped for.
Along with Woods’ first appearance of the season, ‘I’m playing to win, I’m not just playing’, this tournament, with hopes for a Korean player’s first championship, will be broadcast live simultaneously by JTBC GOLF & SPORTS and JTBC GOLF from 1:00 am on the 17th (Friday). do