Kim Joo-hyung (21) will compete next week with Tiger Woods (USA).
Woods announced on SNS on the 11th (Korean time) that he would participate in the PGA Tour Genesis Invitational, which will be held at the Riviera Country Club in California, USA for four days from the 17th (Korean time) next week.
He competes on the PGA Tour, not in major tournaments or event competitions for the first time in a while. It is the first time in about two years and three months since the 2020 Jojo Championship to participate in the PGA Tour. 바카라
The Genesis Invitational is a tournament run by the Woods Foundation, and Woods has always been the host of the tournament. Last year, he did not participate in the competition because he was in poor health due to a car accident, but he appeared in the competition and delivered a trophy to the winner.
Joohyung Kim participated in the Hero World Challenge at the end of last year. The Hero World Challenge is not a regular PGA Tour event, but it is a tournament held by the Woods Foundation. At this time, he almost played with Woods, but it was canceled when Woods withdrew due to plantar fasciitis injury.
Seizing the opportunity to play with his idol, Kim Joo-hyung said, “As a player, as a big fan of Woods, it’s really cool to have him on the pitch. I hope to be able to develop myself further and play with him if the opportunity arises.” said.
He continued, “I’ve never been anywhere near where he tees off.”
In the second round of the PGA Tour WM Phoenix Open held on the 11th, Kim Joo-hyung recorded 5 under par with 6 birdies and 1 bogey, and tied for 11th place with a median total of 5 under par and 137 strokes.
He said, “It was really cold in the morning. The greens were solid, but finishing with a birdie was good. I think it’s better than yesterday.”
In addition to Kim Joo-hyung, other Korean players participating in the Genesis Invitational next week are Lim Seong-jae (25), Kim Si-woo (28), Lee Gyeong-hoon (31), Kim Seong-hyeon (25), and Kim Young-soo (34).