Kim Min-kyu scored 3 under par 67 on the first day of the PIF Saudi International (total prize money of $5 million) before the Asian Tour 2023 season opener held at the Royal Greens Golf & Country Club (par 70, 7048 yards) in King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia on the 2nd (local time) and placed in a tie for ninth place. This is the best score among Korean players. He started on hole 10 (par 4) and tied 5 birdies and 2 bogeys. It is four strokes from the lead. 메이저사이트
LIV golf players occupied the top ranks. Abraham Anser (Mexico) leader (7 under par 63 strokes), Sebastian Muñoz (Colombia) 2nd place (6 under par 64 strokes), Sergio Garcia (Spain) and Louis Oosthizen (South Africa) tied for 3rd place (5 under par 65 strokes) ), Patrick Reed tied for 9th, and Phil Mickelson (above USA) and Henrik Stenson (Sweden) tied for 38th (even par 72 strokes). Cameron Smith (Australia), who is ranked 4th in the world, was sluggish with a tie for 88th (3 over par 73 strokes). Last year, LIV golf money champion Dustin Johnson (USA) withdrew due to a back injury.
South Korea’s Lee Tae-hee is tied for 18th (2 under par, 68 strokes), and Park Seong-hyun is tied for 38th. On the other hand, ‘Korean Tour Money King’ Kim Young-soo and Moon Gyeong-jun tied for 71st (2 over par 72), ‘International Series Jeju Champ’ Ok Tae-hoon tied for 88th, and ‘Asian Tour Rookie of the Year’ Kim Bio and Jang Geun tied for 100th (4 over par 74). stopped at
Hosted by the Saudi Arabian Sovereign Wealth Fund (PIF), the tournament started in 2019 as the DP World Tour (formerly known as the European Tour). After LIV Golf, supported by PIF, was launched last year, it was changed to Asian Tour as the relationship between DP World Tour and PIF fell apart. The total prize money is 5 million dollars (approximately 6.1 billion won), which is unusual for Asian Tour tournaments, and it is a ‘big match’.