Kim Joo-hyung washed away the pain of missing the cut at the last Sony Open and entered the top 10 for the second time.
On the 23rd (Korean time), Kim Joo-hyung scored a 5 under par 67 in the final round of the American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour American Express (total prize money of 8 million dollars) held at the PGA West Stadium Course (par 72) in La Quinta, California, USA. 안전놀이터
Although he did not achieve a come-from-behind victory, he showed good condition by eliciting a positive response from the crowd in the final round. Kim Joo-hyung tied for 6th place with a total of 23 under par and 265 strokes in the 4th round.
Kim Joo-hyung tied for 5th in the Sentry Tournament of Champions, the first tournament of the new year, and entered the top 10 twice in the three tournaments held this year. Including last year’s Shriners Children’s Open victory, it is the third top 10 entry in the 2022-2023 season.
Kim Joo-hyung, who entered the final round in a tie for 5th place, 5 strokes behind leader Ram, played an aggressive game, reducing 3 strokes to the 5th hole. However, he made consecutive bogeys on holes 6 (par 3) and 7 (par 4) and seemed to be far from winning. However, it soon raised the ranking again with consecutive birdies on holes 8 (par 5) and holes 11 (par 5), followed by holes 16 (par 5) and 17 holes (par 3).
Lim Seong-jae (25) finished the tournament with a tie for 18th place (20 under par 268) by hitting 3 under par 69 strokes. Kim Si-woo (28), who challenged to win the championship for two weeks in a row, reduced 6 strokes that day to finish in a tie for 22nd (19 under par, 269 strokes).
Meanwhile, the winner of the competition was John Rahm (Spain). Ram recorded a 4-under-par 68 and lifted the trophy with a total of 27-under 261 strokes. He defeated Davis Thompson (USA) by one stroke.
Ram is the winning trophy only this month, following the Sentry Tournament of Champions. On the other hand, Kim Joo-hyung, who revived the embers of the rising trend that seemed to be broken when he failed to pass the cut at the Sony Open last week, also raised the FedEx Cup ranking to second place.