Kim Si-woo (28, CJ Logistics) started to regain the title after 6 years.
Kim Si-woo won the Players Championship (total prize money of $25 million) of the PGA Tour, held at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course (par 72) in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA on the 10th (Korean time). In the first round, he tied 3 bogeys and 7 birdies to hit 3 under par 69.
He drove 8 under par 64 strokes, 5 strokes behind Chad Raimi (USA), who took the lead, but tied for 12th, 2 strokes behind the tied 3rd group (5 under par 67 strokes). Siwoo Kim won the event in 2017 with the youngest record.
Kim Si-woo, who started the game on the 10th hole, cruised by reducing 4 strokes until the 4th hole. He was shaken by consecutive bogeys on holes 5 to 7, but finished the first round in a good mood by catching consecutive birdies on holes 8 (par 3) and 9 (par 5).
Kim Si-woo said, “Overall, the feeling of the shot was good, so I solved the game well. In the second half, as the wind blew, I was shaken while bogeying continuously, but I tried to finish it while concentrating as much as possible.”
An Byeong-hun (32), who recently got the second, tied for 32nd with a 1 under par 71 strokes, and Lee Gyeong-hoon (32, CJ Logistics) scored 1 over par 73 strokes. Kim Joo-hyeong (21, Nike), who challenged Kim Si-woo’s record as the youngest player to win the championship, was sluggish with a 2-over par 74, and was caught not passing the cut.
Lim Seong-jae (25, CJ Logistics) tied 3 birdies, 1 double bogey, and 4 bogeys to hit a 3-over-par 75 and was in danger of missing the cut. Im Seong-jae’s best friend, Kim Seong-hyeon (25, Shinhan Financial Group), also lost 5 strokes and was pushed to the bottom. 카지노
Korean-American Justin Shin, who entered the PGA Tour with his best performance on the Conferior Tour last season, hit 5 under par while not finishing the game until the 15th hole at sunset. Lee Min-woo (Australia) also joined the race for the title by hitting a 4 under par 68.
In the face-to-face match between world rankings No. 1 to 3, Jon Rahm (Spain), Scotty Scheffler (USA), and Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), Scheffler recorded the best score.
Schaeffler shot a 4-under 68 and Lahm finished the first round with a 1-under 71. On the other hand, McIlroy turned on the red light to pass the cut with a 4-over-par 76.
Colin Morikawa (USA) took second place with a 7 under par 65, followed by Taylor Pendris (Canada) and Ben Griffin (USA) with 5 under par.
Hayden Berkeley (USA) enjoyed the joy of a hole-in-one on the notorious 17th hole (par 3) island green. This is the 11th hole-in-one at the 17th hole of the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course.