Kim Si-woo (27), the ‘new groom’ who lifted the championship trophy after a month of marriage, challenges to win for two weeks in a row in a special place of memories.
Kim Si-woo will participate in the American Express (total prize money of 8 million dollars) held at PGA West in La Quinta, California, USA from the 20th (Korean time). Kim Si-woo, who achieved 4 wins in total with his first win of the new year at the Sony Open on the 16th, will go on a hunt for two rabbits with a win for 2 weeks in a row and 5 wins.
Kim Si-woo, who married Oh Ji-hyun (27), who won 7 career wins on the Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour in December last year, started a pleasant new year by lifting the championship trophy with the support of her wife.
Kim Si-woo has a special relationship with PGA West, where this tournament is held.
He passed the PGA Tour Qualifying School held at this golf course in December 2012 and fulfilled his dream of advancing to the United States. At the time, he was 17 years, 5 months and 6 days old, making a record of being the youngest ever to pass. At the end of 2012, the PGA Tour abolished the Qualifying School system, and Kim Si-woo’s youngest record will remain forever.
2021 marked his third career win in the event. Kim Si-woo, who won the Wyndham Championship in 2016 and the Players Championship in 2017, failed to add a championship, but lifted the championship trophy in 3 years and 8 months in these competitions. Even before that, it continued to have a good relationship with this golf course with grades such as a tie for 9th in 2016 and a tie for 11th in 2022.
In an interview after winning the Sony Open, Kim Si-woo expressed his will to win the championship for two weeks in a row, saying, “This is a tournament I won in 2021, and if the fans continue to support me, I will try hard.”
This tournament is held differently from the method of determining the winner by playing 3 to 4 rounds after determining the finalists based on their performance after 36 holes.
Stadium, Nicklaus, and La Quinta 3 different courses of 54 holes until the 3rd round, the top 60 will advance to the final round, and on the last day, the stadium course will play an 18-hole match to determine the winner. 슬롯사이트
In addition, it is different from general competitions in that it is held in a pro-am format in which professional players and amateurs play together in the same group during the tournament.
Compared to the last Sony Open, the competition to win is expected to be a little fiercer. 10 out of the top 20 in the world rankings participated, and only in the top 10, 5 players, including 2nd place Scotty Scheffler, 4th place John Rahm, 5th place Patrick Cantley, 6th place Zander Chopley, and 7th place Will Jaratoris, received world ranking points for the winner. increased to 52 points, 13 points higher than the 39 points at the Sony Open.
The world ranking points change depending on the participating players, and the more top players in the world ranking participate, the higher the score.
Along with Siwoo Kim, Seongjae Lim (25), Joohyung Kim (21), Kyunghoon Lee (32), Byeonghun Ahn (32), Sunghoon Kang (36), Seonghyeon Kim (25) will challenge to win the championship during the Lunar New Year holidays.
Noh Seung-yeol (32) is the 5th player on standby and can get a chance to play if there is a vacancy among the participating players.