Kim Si-woo (28) attempts to defend his title for the first time on the PGA Tour.Kim Si-woo will participate in the PGA Tour Sony Open (total prize money of $8.3 million), which will be held for four days starting on the 11th (local time) at Waialai Country Club (par 70, 7,044 yards) in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.Kim Si-woo achieved his fourth win on the tour with a thrilling comeback victory in this tournament last year.Kim Si-woo, who was competing with Hayden Buckley (USA) for the lead in the final round at the time, created a dramatic scene in the last two holes. In the 17th hole (par 3), where he was trailing by 1 stroke, he missed the green, but succeeded in a chip-in birdie to take the lead, and in the 18th hole (par 5), he missed the tee shot into a bunker and caught a birdie to win the championship.
Kim Si-woo, who finished the opening game of the 2024 season the day before in a tie for 25th place, is determined to bring back good memories from this competition.Kim Si-woo participated in 30 competitions in the 2022-2023 season and entered the top 10 five times, including one winner and one runner-up.However, the last top 10 was the June Memorial Tournament (4th place), and the flow was not very good, as the team missed the cut three times in the nine competitions it participated in since then.Kim Si-woo showed strength in drive accuracy last season (11th place, 67.80%), but showed weakness on the green, ranking only 163rd in strokes gained by putting (-0.308). Korean players aiming for the championship along with Kim Si-woo include An Byeong-hoon, Lee Gyeong-hoon, and Kim Seong-hyun.
In particular, Byeong-Hoon An is in good spirits, ranking 4th in The Sentry, the opening match of the 2024 season.PGATour.com also placed Byeong-Hoon An at 6th in the power rankings and commented, “He finished this tournament in a tie for 12th place last year and had the best season of his career.”Kim Si-woo is in 8th place.Byung-Hoon An, who debuted as a professional in 2011, has participated in 181 tournaments on the PGA Tour but has yet to win.Runner-up (4 times) is his personal best result.In the 2022-2023 season, he participated in 31 competitions and entered the top 10 four times, including runner-up at the Wyndham Championship.However, it was disappointing that he was caught in a doping test after taking cough medicine and was suspended for three months.Chris Kirk (USA), winner of the opening match, will hunt for the title for two consecutive weeks.Gary Woodlund (USA) is making his 온라인카지노 return after 5 months after undergoing surgery for a brain lesion in September of last year.