Im Seong-jae and Kim Si-woo on the rise, challenge to win major tournaments
The PGA Championship, the second major men’s golf tournament this season, opens on the 18th (Korean time). In this tournament, not only PGA Tour players but also 156 top players, including 17 from the LIV Golf Series, will compete fiercely to win.
The PGA Championship will be held for four days from the 18th at Oak Hill Country Club (par 70, 6761m) in Rochester, New York, USA. The total prize money for this tournament has not been finalized. However, in last year’s competition, a total prize money of 15 million dollars (approximately 20.1 billion won) was allocated, and the winning prize was 2.7 million dollars (approximately 3.61 billion won).
Following the Masters, which was the first major tournament of the season, this tournament is expected to see another battle of pride between PGA Tour players and LIV series players.
Candidates for the championship are, first of all, Jon Lam (Spain), who is currently ranked No. 1 in the world and the protagonist of this year’s Masters Green Jacket, and Justin Thomas (USA), who is aiming for a second consecutive victory.
If Ram wins this tournament, he will stand at the top of three of the four major events following the 2021 US Open and this year’s Masters. Ram will play against Cameron Smith (Australia) of the LIV League in the first and second rounds.
Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) and Jordan Spieth (USA) are also good candidates for the championship. McIlroy, who missed the cut in the previous Masters, challenges to win the tournament for the third time following 2012 and 2014. If Spieth wins only this tournament, he can achieve the “Career Grand Slam” by lifting the championship cup in all four major tournaments.메이저사이트
Many Korean players are also collecting their second major trophy.
The hero of the first Korean major championship was Yang Yong-eun, who defeated Tiger Woods in 2009. Yang Yong-eun, who is currently playing on the PGA Champions Tour, will also participate in this tournament as a winner.
Lim Seong-jae, who gained momentum last week by winning the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour Woori Finance Championship by 5 strokes, and Kim Si-woo, who finished runner-up at the PGA Tour AT&T Byron Nelson, are also determined to continue their upward trend.
Kim Joo-hyung and Lee Kyung-hoon were also on the list of contestants.