The ‘Presidents Cup’, a men’s golf competition between the United States and the Allied Powers except Europe, went to the United States. Although the ‘K Brothers’ such as Kim Si-woo (27), Kim Joo-hyeong (20), Lim Seong-jae (24), and Lee Kyung-hoon (31) performed well, the world ranked No. The yen was insufficient.
At the Presidents Cup Golf Tournament held at the Quail Hollow Club (par 71) in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA on the 26th (Korean time), the US team defeated the international team 17.5 to 12.5 points. Five of the world’s top 10 players including Schaeffler, Patrick Cantlay (30th and 4th), Xander Shopley (29th and 5th), Justin Thomas (29 and 7th), and Colin Morikawa (25th and 9th) participated in the ‘Avenger’ The United States, which formed a team with ‘s’ members, has won nine consecutive championships since 2005. His career record is 12 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. European players are not participating in the international team of the Presidents Cup because the men’s golf competition between the United States and Europe, the two mountain ranges of men’s golf in the world, is held separately under the name of ‘Ryder Cup’.
The team lost, but the Korean players shined. Seong-jae Lim and Joo-hyung Kim, who had won the qualification on their own, were joined by Si-woo Kim and Kyung-hoon Lee at the recommendation of general manager Trevor Immelman, and the largest number of four players in the history of this year’s Presidents Cup. They had a strong relationship by eating one pot rice at CJ, and led the international team with the spirit of youth (average age 25.5 years). Of the 12.5 points scored by the international team, 7.5 points, more than half, were jointly achieved.
On the last day of match play, the Korean players recorded 3 wins and 1 loss. Si-woo Kim, who took the lead, gained momentum by winning one hole over Thomas. Kim Si-woo, who was led by a two-hole car at the beginning of the game, turned the game around on the 15th hole and turned around on the 16th hole. Thomas took the 17th hole again, but on the 18th hole, Kim Si-woo successfully putts a birdie about 3m and beat Thomas, who recorded par.
But the American team was strong. In the match that followed, Jordan Spieth (29), Cantlay, and Shopley were victorious one after another, filling the 15.5 points necessary for the championship early.
It was a big game, but K Brothers did their best until the end. Im Sung-jae defeated Cameron Young (25) and Lee Kyung-hoon defeated Billy Horschel (36). Kim Joo-hyung, who performed outstandingly in the previous three days, lost a comeback to Max Homar (32) on that day, but once again made his mark as a next-generation star. He also earned the nickname ‘CEO’. He stands for ‘chief energy officer’. That means he was instrumental in energizing the international team. Kim Joo-hyung throws his hat on the floor and roars after securing victory on the third day of the competition, which is considered the best scene of the competition. The American professional golf (PGA) tour introduced Kim Joo-hyung’s activities through SNS every day.
Golf Digest of the United States gave Joo-hyung Kim an A+, the highest score of the international team, saying, “This week’s hero was Tom Kim (Kim Joo-hyung’s English name)” in the rating of 24 players participating in this tournament. Golf Digest said, “Tom Kim, who showed a game full of energy, left a strong impression on American fans. Si-woo Kim received an A, and Seong-jae Lim and Kyung-hoon Lee received a B.
Golf legends also praised Kim Joo-hyung. International team leader Immelman hugged Kim Joo-hyung and said, “Tom, you are a true champion. believe in yourself It was really great.” Fred Couples (63), who won 15 PGA wins, shook hands with Joo-Hyung Kim and said, “Let’s meet at Augusta National GC next year (the Masters tournament).”
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