Joohyung Kim tied for 6th place on the PGA American Express… Jon Lam wins
Kim Joo-hyeong (21, Nike Golf) finished the American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour American Express (total prize money 8 million dollars) in a tie for 6th place.
In the final 4th round of the tournament held on the 23rd (Korean time) at the PGA West Stadium Course (par 72) in La Quinta, California, USA, Kim Joo-hyung tied 7 birdies and 2 bogeys and recorded a 5 under par 67 strokes.
Kim Joo-hyung, who recorded a final total of 23 under par 265 strokes, tied with Eric Van Luyen (South Africa), Marty Schmid (Germany), 메이저놀이터 Robbie Shelton, and JT Poston (above USA) for 6th place.
Kim Joo-hyung, who won the Shriners Children’s Open in the 2022-23 season, tied for 5th in the Sentry Tournament of Champions, the first tournament of the new year in 2023, and tied for 6th in this tournament, making it the third “top” of the season. 10′.
The prize money received in this tournament is $252,400 (approximately 311 million won).
After catching the first birdie in hole 2 (par 4), Kim Joo-hyung gained momentum by catching consecutive birdies in holes 4 (par 3) and 5 (par 5). However, Kim Joo-hyung, who was shaken by consecutive bogies on the 6th hole (par 3) and 7th hole (par 4), recovered again on the 8th hole (par 5) and finished the first half with 2 under par.
In the second half, he played clean play without bogey. After catching a birdie on the 11th hole (par 5), he missed his second shot in the rough on the 16th hole (par 5), but made the third shot perfectly and caught the birdie. In the following hole 17 (par 3), he succeeded in putting a birdie at a distance of 5.5m, raising his ranking.
The championship went to world number 4 Jon Lam (Spain). Ram added 4 under par by tying 5 birdies and 1 bogey on the final day, and recorded a final total of 27 under par 261 strokes, beating Davis Thompson (26 under par 262 strokes, USA) by one stroke. The winning prize is 1.44 million dollars (approximately 1.778 billion won).
After winning the championship at the Sentry Tournament of Champions two weeks ago, Ram made a good start by winning two wins in 2023 alone. He was ninth on tour, leaving only one win in double-digit wins.
‘Rookie’ Thompson, who tied for the lead until the 3rd round, swallowed the disappointment by staying in the runner-up. In particular, in the last hole 18 (par 4), an 11m long birdie putt missed the hole cup by 50cm, failing to lead the game into overtime.
Lim Seong-jae (25, CJ Logistics) tied for 18th with a final total of 20 under par and 268 strokes. I was aiming for the first ‘Top 10’ of the new year, such as coming in a tie for 7th on the first day, but I postponed it to the next opportunity.
Kim Si-woo (28, CJ Logistics), who won the Sony Open last week, tied for 22nd with a 19 under par and 269 strokes, and Ahn Byeong-hun (32, CJ Logistics) tied for 41st with a 15 under par and 273 shots.