Korean golfers such as Lim Seong-jae (25) and Lee Gyeong-hun (32, CJ Logistics), who are on the PGA tour, will compete again after a short break last week.
On the 5th (hereinafter Korean time), the Wells Fargo Championship (total prize money of 20 million dollars) will be held at Quail Harlow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
The PGA Tour has designated this tournament as a special tournament starting this year and has more than doubled the total prize money from last year’s $9 million.
The tournament has always been held at the Quail Harlow Club, but last year it was moved to TPC Potomac at Arvernell Farm in Maryland, USA due to the Presidents Cup schedule held in September. This year, he returned to the Quail Harlow Club.
There are a total of 6 Korean players participating in this tournament.
In addition to Lim Seong-jae and Lee Gyeong-hoon, Kim Joo-hyung (21, Nike), Kim Si-woo (28), Ahn Byeong-hun (32, CJ Logistics), and Kim Seong-hyun (25, Shinhan Financial Group) will participate.
Kim Joo-hyung, Kim Si-woo, Lim Seong-jae, and Lee Gyeong-hoon participated in the Presidents Cup as representatives of the United World Team, so this course is not unfamiliar to them.
Im Seong-jae’s recent momentum is also good. He has been consistently ranked in the top 10, including a tie for 6th at the Players Championship, called the ‘fifth major’ in March, and a tie for 7th at the RBC Heritage held in April.
Last week, he teamed up with Keith Mitchell (USA) at the Zurich Classic, a team play, and tied for 6th place.
Lim Seong-jae, who took a break for about 10 days after the Zurich Classic and refined his shot sense, aims for his first win of the season in this tournament.
But the competitors are formidable.
A large number of high-ranking players will attend, including defending champion Max Homa, former winner of the Mexico Open, Tony Finau (USA), world No. 1 Jon Ram (Spain), and No. 3 Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland).
In particular, McIlroy, who missed the cut at the Masters early last month, is aiming to restore his honor. McIlroy is confident as he has won this competition three times in the past (2010, 2015, 2021).
McIlroy has not played for about a month after experiencing a shock dropout at the Masters, and attention is focused on what he will show in this tournament 크크크벳.
In addition, it is of interest whether Homa, who lifted the championship cup in this tournament last year following 2019, will continue to have good energy. Homa has already won two games this season.