It’s a good start.
Lee Gyeong-hoon (32) made 6 birdies and 1 bogey in the first round of the PGA Tour Wells Fargo Championship (total prize money of 20 million dollars) held at Quail Hollow Club (par 71) in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA on the 5th (Korean time). He recorded a 5-under-par 66 with a dog and was ranked tied for second place.
He formed a runner-up with Kevin Strillman, Taylor Moore, Xander Chopley, and Ryan Farmer (above USA). Tommy Fleetwood (England), who ranked first, was only one stroke behind with a 6-under 65.
The start was not good. In hole 2 (par 4), I was shaken by the view. However, he showed off his concentration by pulling out three birdies in each of the first and 크크크벳 second half by controlling his mentality. Three consecutive birdies poured in from holes 5 to 7 in the first half. After that, I wrote down birdies in holes 10, 13, and 17.
Kyung-hoon Lee is challenging his third PGA Tour victory. He succeeded in winning two consecutive victories at AT&T Byron Nelson in May 2021 and May of last year. In the last 2022-2023 season, he participated in 15 competitions and achieved the top 10 only twice. The best result was third place at The CJ Cup in October of last year.
Another Korean golfer, Kim Joo-hyung, tied for 7th with a 4 under par 67 with 4 birdies. Kim Si-woo tied for 16th with 3 under par, and Lim Joo-hyung tied for 25th with 2 under par.
Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), 8th in the rankings, who remembers winning the tournament three times, tied for 16th with a 3-under-par 68 with 4 birdies and 1 bogey. While seeking revenge for being eliminated from the last Masters Cut, the first round failed to enter the top 10.
The “defending champion” of the tournament, Max Homa (USA), finished in a tie for 36th with a 1-under 70 stroke.