‘Kim Si-woo (28, CJ Logistics)’s 2nd win of the season, or Jon Ram’s (Spain)’s 2nd win in a row.’
Siwoo Kim and Ram clash. It is the US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour Farmers Insurance Open (total prize money of 8.7 million dollars), which opens on the 26th (Korean time) at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California, USA.
Kim Si-woo won the second tournament this year, the Sony Open, which ended in Hawaii on the 16th of last month. Ram won his second win this year and his ninth career win at the previous tournament, the America Express.
The first and second rounds of this tournament, held at Torrey Pines, which is called the garden of Tiger Woods (USA), the “Emperor of Golf,” are held alternately on the South Course (par 72, 7765 yards) and North Course (par 72, 7258 yards), and the third and fourth rounds will be held on the South Course.
Contrary to customary golf tournaments, this year’s final round will be held on Saturday local time. It is a desperate measure to avoid the National Football League (NFL) Conference Championship game scheduled for Sunday, the 29th. 메이저놀이터
Ram is not as good as Woods, but he has shown a strong side at Torrey Pines. After winning this competition in 2017, from 2019 to last year, he has never missed a ‘Top 10’ prize in the past 4 years.
The momentum has also been on a steep rise this year. He lifted the championship trophy at the Sentry Tournament of Champions and American Express, the opening matches of this year. In addition, he won the top twice in DP World Tour events such as the Spanish Open in October of last year and the Tour Championship in December. This is the reason why the PGA Tour ranked Ram first in the power rankings for predicting winning candidates.
Kim Si-woo is ranked 13th in the power rankings. It is said that he is one of the favorites to win. It is because the shot feeling is not bad enough to tie for 22nd at the America Express last week after winning the Sony Open. What is noteworthy is that the par 4 hole score is listed in the tour leading group.
In addition to Kim Si-woo, Im Seong-jae (25), Ahn Byeong-hun (32, CJ Logistics), Kim Seong-hyeon (25, Shinhan Financial Group) and Roh Seung-yeol (32), who unfortunately missed the cut in last week’s competition, will participate in this tournament. Kim Joo-hyung (21), who tied for 6th place in the season’s third ‘Top 10’ at American Express, was absent in early February to prepare for the Asian Tour 2023 season opener PIF Saudi International (total prize money of $5 million) held in Saudi Arabia. do.
Last year’s Farmers Insurance Open winner Luke List, as well as Zander Schuffle, who recorded his first albatross on the last day of the tournament last week, Justin Thomas, Colin Morikawa, and Will Jaratoris (above USA) are also strong candidates for the championship.
Meanwhile, world No. 1 Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) will not participate in this tournament either. Instead, from the 26th to the 29th, he will participate in the DP World Tour UAE Hero Dubai Desert Classic (total prize money of 9 million dollars) held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
In this tournament, McIlroy competed for the championship with Abraham Anser (Mexico), Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood (above England), Patrick Reed (USA), and Henrik Stenson (Sweden) of LIV Golf, who were competing with him. will unfold