Choi Kyung-joo (53), 24 years after his debut on the PGA Tour, ran a rust-free ‘tank’.
On the 13th (Korean time), Choi Kyung-ju hit 4 under par with 5 birdies and 1 bogey on the first day of the PGA Tour Sony Open (total prize money: 7.9 million dollars) held at Waialei CC (par 70) in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. He is tied for 11th, two strokes behind co-leaders Jordan Spieth, Taylor Montgomery, and Chris Kirk (above USA).
Choi Kyung-joo, who made his debut on the PGA Tour in 2000 and recorded 8 victories in his career, is the winner of this tournament in 2008. In the last two seasons, he has dedicated himself to the Champions Tour, which is attended by people over 50 years of age. After the game, Choi Kyung-ju said, “I had a fun round while thinking about 2008. We will do better in the remaining three rounds.”
Spieth, who participated in this tournament for the first time in four years after missing the cut in 2019, swept 7 birdies (1 bogey) and took the lead. Spieth, the former world number one, will challenge for a total of 14 wins on the PGA Tour. 바카라사이트
Among Korean players, Kim Seong-hyeon (25), who finished 16 holes, tied for 4th place with 5 under par, the best, followed by Kim Si-woo (28) with 3 under par and Lee Gyeong-hoon (32) with 1 under par. Kim “Tom Kim” Joo-hyung (21), who ranked first in the power rankings expected to win this tournament, was sluggish with a 2-over par tied for 115th. Meanwhile, 10 out of 144 players could not finish the game because of the sunset.