Sophisticated ‘Tank’, only 2 strokes behind the leader

Tank” Choi Kyung-joo (53, photo) swung a hard hit on the first day of the PGA tour Sony Open.

In the first round of the tournament held on the 13th at Waialae CC (par 70) in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, Choi Kyung-ju recorded 4-under-par 66 with 5 birdies and 1 bogey, and tied for 11th place. It is two strokes behind the joint lead group. 스포츠토토

Choi Kyung-ju, who has been active on the Champions Tour for those over 50 for the past two seasons, announced that he would focus on the PGA Tour this year. Choi Kyung-joo said, “I wanted to stand at the top once again while watching the juniors competing for the championship on the PGA Tour. It won’t be easy, but I want to try again.” The last time Choi Kyung-ju entered the top 10 on the PGA Tour was in April 2019 at the RBC Heritage Tournament (tied for 10th). He missed the cut in the three PGA Tour events he participated in last season.

Kyung-Joo Choi, who has 8 victories on the PGA Tour, won the 2008 Sony Open. After the match, Choi Kyung-ju said, “I was not qualified to participate in this tournament, but I was invited by the organizers.” At that time, I thought about it, and I enjoyed the game,” he said. Seven Korean players participated in this event. Choi Gyeong-ju and Kim Joo-hyeong (21), the youngest, have a 32-year age difference. On this day, the average drive shot distance was 287.7 yards, which was worse than other players. Choi Kyung-ju showed off accurate shots with a fairway landing rate of 78.57% and a green accuracy rate of 77.78%.

Kim Seong-hyeon (25) caught 5 birdies up to the 16th hole (par 4) that day and tied for 4th place with 5 under par. Kim Seong-hyun jumped into the PGA Tour this season after winning the Rookie of the Year award on the Korn Ferry Tour (Part 2) last year. The first round was interrupted by sunset, so Seong-hyun Kim played the remaining two holes the next day. Kim Si-woo (28) tied for 22nd with a 3 under par 67 strokes.

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