Kim Joo-hyung, Kim Si-woo, Lim Seong-jae, Ahn Byeong-hun challenged to win the first Korean championship in the PGA Playoffs

Kim Joo-hyung, Kim Si-woo, Lim Seong-jae, and Ahn Byeong-hun will sortie for the first leg of the PGA Tour playoffs. Ahn Byeong-hoon, who has been on a terrifying rise recently, was predicted to have the highest chance of winning among Korean players.

These ‘Korean Big 4’ will challenge the first Korean player to win the playoffs at the FedEx St. Jude Championship (total prize money of 20 million dollars) held at TPC South Wind (par 70, 7243 yards) in Memphis, Tennessee, USA for four days from the 10th. . In the PGA Tour Playoffs, only players within the top 70 of the FedEx Ranking, which combines the season’s performance, participate, and go through the second leg of the BMW Championship (50 players) and the Tour Championship (30 players) to determine the best player. If you finish in first place at the Tour Championship, you will receive an $18 million winning bonus.메이저사이트

In this year’s FedEx Ranking, John Rahm (Spain), who won 4 wins in the season, including the 2023 Masters Tournament, took first place, Scotty Scheffler (USA), who won 2 wins this season, took 2nd place, and Rory McIlroy (North Ireland) came third. After that, Max Homa with two wins this season, US Open champion Wyndham Clarke, The Open champion Brian Harman (above USA), Victor Hoblan (Norway), Keegan Bradley, Rickie Fowler and Tony Finau (above USA) followed up to 10th.

Korean players are Kim Joo-hyung (14th), Kim Si-woo (18th), Lim Seong-jae (32nd), and Ahn Byeong-hoon (37th) qualified. Kim Joo-hyung, who was unable to participate in the title defense Wyndham Championship last week due to an ankle injury, is poised to exert his strength from the first round of the playoffs. It seems that they will be able to participate in the BMW Championship, where they pass the 50th place first. If you keep posting good grades, you have a chance to go to the Tour Championship before the season and challenge for an 18 million dollar bonus.

Ahn Byeong-hoon was ranked 15th in the Power Ranking of players with high chances of winning, predicted by the PGA Tour website, and was the only Korean player to be nominated. John Rahm, Scotty Scheffler, and Rory McIlroy were selected as candidates for the first to third places in the order of ranking, with the recently rising Rickie Fowler ranked fourth and Patrick Cantlay ranked fifth.

Regarding An Byeong-hoon, “I started in a tie for 4th in the Fortinet Championship before the season opener and advanced to the playoffs in three years. He has performed well on the podium twice in the last three competitions.” He dramatically advanced to The Open (tied for 23rd) with a tie for 3rd at the Genesis Scottish Open, and tied for 2nd at the Wyndham Championship in the final match of the regular season, a season high. The world ranking is also 57th, up 22 places from last week, and confidence is soaring.

Lim Seong-jae revives his career of finishing runner-up by one stroke at the Tour Championship last year and goes to the playoffs before planting.

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