“Little Tom the Engine Engine” Kim Joo-hyung (21, photo) rose to 13th in the world after a tie for 6th on the PGA Tour American Express. In the world rankings for the 3rd week of 2023 announced on the 23rd, Kim Joo-hyung moved up one step from last week and rewrote his highest ranking in his life. Kim Joo-hyung, who ranked 15th in the world by winning the Shriner’s Children’s Open in October last year, tied for 5th at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, a ‘feast of champions’ earlier this year, rising to 14th and jumping to 13th this time. If you beat Viktor Hovlan (Norway) in 11th place and Tony Finau (USA) in 12th place, you will enter the ‘World Top 10’ that you have been dreaming of.
It is meaningful because it was achieved right after the bitter experience of missing the cut for the first time on the PGA Tour. After becoming a full member of the PGA Tour by winning the Wyndham Championship in August of last year, Joo-Hyung Kim, who has been on the rise, such as the 2022 Presidents Cup propaganda, Shriners Children’s Open victory, and the first Tournament of Champions top 5 this year, has been on the rise at Sony held in Hawaii two weeks ago. In the open, he recorded 1 over par 141 over two days and missed the cut by 3 strokes.
Kim Joo-hyeong’s lack of cuts, compared to the speedy winning pace of golf emperor Tiger Woods (USA) in his early 20s, deserved extraordinary attention. 메이저사이트
He feared that he would fall into an unexpected slump if he failed to pass the cut for two weeks in a row.
However, Kim Joo-hyung scored an interim total of 18 under par until the 3rd round at the American Express, the very next competition, and easily passed the cut with a tie for 5th place, 5 strokes behind joint leaders John Rahm (Spain) and Davis Thompson (USA), and this season’s 3rd top 10 wrote a record
‘Golf Week’, an American golf media, highlighted after the third round, “Kim Joo-hyung did not repeat the mistake of missing the Sony open cut, and made it a good experience to learn a lesson.”
Kim Joo-hyung, who has risen to second place in the FedEx Cup rankings after Jon Rahm (Spain), who won two victories this year, aims at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am next week after taking a break this week to soothe his tired body after three consecutive weeks of forced marching.
World No. 3 John Rahm is aiming for a third consecutive win at the Farmers Insurance Open held at Torrey Pines GC in San Diego on the 25th.
Among Korean players, Lim Seong-jae (25), Kim Si-woo (28), Kim Seong-hyeon (25), An Byeong-hun (32), and Noh Seung-yeol (32) will participate.