Choi Gyeong-ju (53, SK Telecom), a Korean pioneer in the American Professional Golf (PGA), showed a competitive appearance with far-flung juniors.
In the first round of the PGA Tour Sony Open (total prize money: $7.9 million) held at the Waialae Country Club (par 70, 6994 yards) in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA on the 13th (Korean time), Choi Kyung-ju tied 5 birdies and 1 bogey to 4 under par 66 hit it Choi Kyung-ju reached the top in this competition in 2008. 메이저사이트
Until the game was suspended due to the sunset, Choi Kyung-ju was tied for 11th place, just two strokes behind co-leaders Jordan Spieth, Taylor Montgomery, and Chris Kirk (6-under-par 64).
Choi Kyung-ju made a breakthrough through accuracy instead of distance. On this day, Choi Kyung-joo’s average driving distance was 287.7 yards, ranking 129th overall and staying at the bottom. However, he showed off his skill by ranking first in fairway seating rate (78.57%).
Kyung-Joo Choi, the first Korean to enter the PGA Tour in 1999, played a pioneering role. He collected 32.68 million dollars (approximately 40.5 billion won) in prize money while winning 8 times in his career.
Kyung-Joo Choi, who turned 50 in 2020 and moved on to the Senior Tour, decided to focus on the PGA Tour again this year. Choi Kyung-ju, who tasted the pain of being cut off in all competitions she participated in last year, showed an improved appearance in her first competition this year.
Meanwhile, among the Korean players who played together, Kim Seong-hyeon (25, Shinhan Financial Group) recorded 5 under par by catching 5 birdies up to the 16th hole. He showed hope by maintaining the lead and one stroke.