Reporter Kim Do-yong = Veteran Choi Gyeong-ju (53, SK Telecom), who became the first Korean player to qualify for the US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour, was delighted with the performance of his juniors.
Kyung-Joo Choi participated in the PGA Tour Sony Open held at Waialae Country Club (par 70, 6994 yards) in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA on the 13th (Korean time), and tied 5 birdies and 1 bogey in the first round to score 4 under par 66. hit
While the game was suspended due to the sunset, Choi Kyung-ju was tied for 11th place, just two strokes behind Jordan Spieth, Taylor Montgomery and Chris Kirk (above USA), who tied for the lead with a 6-under 64.
Choi Kyung-ju, who finished the first day in a good mood, said, “Actually, I was not qualified to participate in this tournament. However, the organizers specially invited me to participate, and I finished the first round well.” I remember doing it. During the first round, I thought a lot about 15 years ago.”
Choi Kyung-ju, who moved to the senior tour where people over the age of 50 are active three years ago, announced that she would focus on the PGA Tour this year and compete with younger players. Choi Kyung-ju proved his competitiveness by boasting sophisticated shots, recording a fairway landing rate of 78.57% and a green hit rate of 77.78%.
Choi Kyung-joo said, “I made a few mistakes, but I covered them well with putts. It was generally easy to read the greens today.”
In this tournament, a total of 7 players including Kyung-Joo Choi, Joo-Hyung Kim (22‧ Nike Golf), Seong-Jae Lim (25) Si-Woo Kim (28), Kyung-Hoon Lee (32), Byung-Hun Ahn (32‧ CJ Logistics), and Seong-Hyun Kim (25 ‧ Shinhan Financial Group) Korean players are participating. Among them, Kim Joo-hyung, Lim Seong-jae, Kim Si-woo, and Lee Kyung-hoon were among the vice-captains and players at the Presidents Cup last year. 슬롯사이트
Regarding Korean men’s golf, which is expanding its influence on the PGA Tour, Choi Kyung-joo said, “There were not many Korean players 10 years ago, but now my juniors are doing well.” Yes. I am happy that I am practicing hard.”
“There are now many juniors in the (PGA) field where I have been alone. Many Korean players participated in the Presidents Cup last year. Many Korean players will appear in the future,” he said. “I will work hard while cheering for the young players. I will,” he added.