‘Millennium Baby’ Kim Joo-hyung (22, Nike) has entered the world’s top 10.
Kim Joo-hyung ranked 13th in the men’s golf world rankings announced on the 23rd (Korean time). He moved up one place from last week, breaking his personal best ranking. At the American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour American Express (total prize money of 8 million dollars), which ended that day, he enjoyed the joy of rising in the rankings by tying for 6th place. 토토사이트
Kim Joo-hyung, who entered the PGA Tour after causing a ‘terrifying teenage sensation’ on the Korean Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour, held the PGA Tour Wyndham on August 8 last year at Sigi Field CC (par 70) in Greensboro, North Carolina. In the championship, he won a surprise victory with 20 under par 260 strokes. At the age of 20 years, 1 month and 18 days, he became the second PGA Tour winner and the youngest Korean to win. He also became the first man born in the 2000s to lift the PGA Tour trophy.
Kim Joo-hyung, who won his second win at the Shriners Children’s Open on the PGA Tour in October of that year, shortened the record of the youngest two wins (20 years and 9 months) held by Tiger Woods, the “golf emperor”, by six months. Kim Joo-hyung, who has become the most ‘hot guy’ on the PGA Tour with modifiers such as ‘Rising Star’ and ‘Korean Genius’, aims to enter the top 10 in the world rankings this year.
American Express was sluggish on the first day, but quickly reduced the number of strokes in the 2nd and 3rd rounds, and also reduced 5 strokes in the final round to succeed in entering the top 10 for the second time in the new year with 23 under par 265 strokes. He also proved that he had an extraordinary mentality by making a comeback after a week of missing the cut at the Sony Open.
Kim Joo-hyung, who has been running fast, plans to take a week off and reorganize. He will not participate in the Pharmacy Insurance Open (total prize money of $ 8.7 million), which opens at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California, USA from the 26th. Instead, he plans to greet Asian fans through PIF Saudi International (total prize money of 5 million dollars), the opening game of the Asian Tour 2023 season to be held in Saudi Arabia early next month. The Asian Tour is the hometown that provided a home for Kim Joo-hyung to develop his dream as a top ranker on the PGA Tour.
Kim Joo-hyung won the Asian Tour Singapore International held in Singapore on January 16 last year and enjoyed the joy of rising to his highest ranking (89th) in the world. He jumped to 13th in the world rankings in just one year, so entering the top 10 within the year is not an impossible figure.