“Little Tom the Engine” Kim Joo-hyung (21) 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 was meaningful because it was a performance achieved in a tournament I participated in right after my first bitter experience of missing a cut 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 Tournament of Champions top 5 in the first tournament of the year, has been on the rise at Sony held in Hawaii two weeks ago. In the open, he recorded 1-over-par 141 for two days and missed the cut by 3 strokes.
Kim Joo-hyung’s lack of a cut, which was compared to the speedy winning pace of golf emperor Tiger Woods (USA) in his early 20s, deserved extraordinary attention. He feared that he would fall into an unexpected slump if he failed to pass the cut for two weeks in a row. 스포츠토토
However, Kim Joo-hyung hit an interim total of 18 under par until the 3rd round on the 22nd and easily passed the cut with a tie for 5th place, 5 strokes behind co-leaders John Ram (Spain) and Davis Thompson (USA), and the 3rd top 10 record of the 2022-2023 season. wrote.
‘Golf Week’, an American golf media outlet, highlighted after the 3rd 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 confirmed his health by entering the top 10 immediately after dropping out of the shocking first cut, said, “I didn’t care about anything else, I only focused on my game strategy.”
Kim Joo-hyung, who has risen to second place in the FedEx Cup rankings following John Rahm (Spain), who won two victories this year, aims at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am next week after resting this week to soothe his exhausted 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 the 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.