K-Brothers, PGA Championship 1R slows down… Leading the LIV DeChambeau Clubhouse
The Korean Brothers, who started the PGA Championship (total prize money of 15 million dollars), the second major tournament of the men’s golf season, performed sluggishly in the first round. Bryson Dishambeau (30, USA) of LIV Golf took the lead in the clubhouse.
The first round of the tournament was held at Oak Hill Country Club (par 70) in Rochester, New York on the 19th (Korean time). The match started 1 hour and 50 minutes late due to frost, and 30 players could not complete the first round.
Among them, Kim Joo-hyung (21) and Lee Kyung-hoon (32) caught 2 birdies and committed 5 bogeys to tie for 63rd place with a 3-over-par 73 strokes, while Kim Si-woo (28) recorded only 3 bogeys while rounding 17 holes. . Kim Si-woo wakes up early the next morning, plays the rest of the ninth hole, and goes to the second round.
In 2009, Yang Yong-eun (51), who won the championship by beating Tiger Woods (USA) and has the right to participate for life, made 3 birdies, but poured out 7 bogeys and 1 double bogey, finishing tied for 117th with a 6 over par 76. .
Lim Seong-jae (25), who participated in the tournament immediately after winning the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour Woori Financial Championship last week, tied for 151st with a 10-over-par 80 as if he was caught in an unreasonable schedule. No birdies, 6 bogeys, and 2 double bogies.
DeChambeau of LIV Golf tied 6카지노사이트 birdies and 2 bogeys to record a 4-under-par 66 and finish the first round as the leader among players who completed 18 holes. Eric Cole (USA) cut 5 strokes over 14 holes to take the lead, but DeChambeau was in the lead in the clubhouse as he had yet to finish the first round.
In major tournaments, PGA Tour players and LIV golf players compete for invisible pride. In the Masters, the first major tournament of the season last month, Brooks Koepka (USA) took the lead until the 3rd round, raising concerns that ‘the first ever LIV golf player to win a major’, but eventually John Rahm (Spain) came out on top on the last day. .
World No. 2 Scotty Scheffler (USA) and LIV Golf’s Dustin Johnson (USA) tied for 3rd with a 3 under par 67 strokes.
Cole, who cuts 5 strokes in 14 holes to lead alone, is a rookie on the PGA Tour this season. He is the son of Bobby Cole, who finished third at the 1974 PGA Championship, and Laura Bo, a Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour veteran.
Even the top rankers struggled with the tricky course setting. Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), who is aiming for his first major win since 2014, tied for 27th with a 1-over par 71. World No. 1 Lam was sluggish with a 6-over-par 76 and a tie for 117th.
Defending champion Justin Thomas (USA) tied for 42nd with a 2-over-par 72, and Jordan Spieth (USA), who would achieve a career grand slam if he won this tournament, also tied for 63rd with a 3-over-par 73.
DeChambeau is one of the PGA Tour players who jumped into Saudi Arabia-sponsored LIV golf. He once changed the game of the PGA Tour by increasing his size by 20kg to strengthen his long hitting power and hitting 400 yards of drive shots. At the same time, he added that he has the condition to win another major tournament. Dishambeau won the US Open in 2020 with a powerful long hit.