Kim Joo-hyung gets off to a strong start in the PGA Tour season opener 5 under par 68 strokes

Kim Joo-hyung, the ‘young blood’ of Korean men’s professional golf, got off to a strong start in the tournament that opens the 2024 season of the PGA Tour.Kim Joo-hyung hit 5 under par 68 with 1 eagle, 4 birdies, and 1 bogey in the first round of The Sentry, the season opener held at the Plantation Course (par 73) in Kapalua, Hawaii, USA on the 5th (Korean time).Colin Morikawa (USA), who played together, was tied for the lead with Camilos Villegas (Colombia) as of 8:20 a.m. with 8 under par 65 strokes.This competition is one of eight signature competitions with a total prize money of $20 million (approximately KRW 25.89 billion) and a winner’s prize of $3.6 million (approximately KRW 4.66 billion).

This tournament, in which 59 players participate, lasts up to 4 rounds without a cut, and 700 points are awarded for winning the FedEx Cup, which is the second most points after a major tournament.Kim Joo-hyung, who is attracting attention with three PGA Tour wins at the age of 21, worked with new caddy Daniel Parrott this season.It was disappointing that the number of putts was 29, but the number of strokes was reduced with accurate shots, as shown by the green hit rate of 89% and the fairway landing rate of 73%.Kim Joo-hyung, who captured an eagle by successfully making a putt over 10m away in the 5th hole (par 5), was upset when his birdie putt missed the hole.However, he hit the ball close to the hole with an accurate shot and caught four birdies in the second half.In the 11th hole (par 3), he missed the green and made a bogey due to a 슬롯게이밍 mistake on his approach shot.

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