Kim Si-woo defeated the best Thomas … Lost but brilliant K Brothers

On the 26th (now Korean), four Korean players performed brilliantly in the Presidents Cup’s youngest golf tournament at Quail Halo Club (par 71) in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Si-Woo Kim celebrates after putting a putt on the 15th hole. Good news

The Presidents Cup, a men’s golf competition between the United States and allied powers except Europe, went to the United States. Although “K Brothers” like Kim Si-woo (27), Kim Joo-hyeong (20), Lim Seong-jae (24) and Lee Kyung-hoon (31) performed well, the world ranked No. . it was insufficient.

At the Presidents Cup golf tournament held at Quail Hollow Club (par 71) in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA on 26 (now Korean), the US team defeated the international team by 17.5 to 12.5 points. Five of the 10 best players in the world including Schaeffler, Patrick Cantlay (30th and 4th), Xander Shopley (29th and 5th), Justin Thomas (29th and 7th) and Colin Morikawa (25th and 9th) have participated in “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 do not participate in the Presidents Cup international team because the men’s golf competition between the United States and Europe, the two men’s golf mountain ranges of the world, is held separately under the name of ‘Ryder Cup’.

The team lost, but the Korean players shone. 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 on the recommendation of general manager Trevor Immelman and the most four players in Presidents Cup history. of this year. They had a strong relationship eating a rice cooker at CJ and led the international team with the spirit of youth (average age 25.5). Of the 12.5 points scored by the international team, 7.5 points, more than half, were achieved together.

On the final day of match play, the Korean players recorded 3 wins and 1 loss. Si-woo Kim, who took the lead, gained momentum by winning a hole over Thomas. Kim Si-woo, who was driven by a two-hole car at the start of the game, overturned the game at the 15th and 16th holes. Thomas took the 17th hole again, but on the 18th hole, Kim Si-woo successfully birdie at about 10 feet and beat Thomas, who recorded the par.

But the American team was strong. In the match that followed, Jordan Spieth (29), Cantlay and Shopley won one after another, filling in the 15.5 points needed for the championship in advance.

It was an important match, but the 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 exceptionally in the previous three days, lost a comeback to Max Homar (32) that day, but once again made his mark as the next generation star. He has also earned the nickname “CEO”. Abbreviation for “chief energy officer”. It means you played a role in energizing the international team. Kim Joo-hyung throws his hat to the ground and roars after securing victory on the third day of the competition, considered the best scene in the competition. The American Professional Golf Tour (PGA) introduced Kim Joo-hyung’s activities daily via SNS.

Golf Digest of the United States awarded Joo-hyung Kim an A +, the highest score of the international team, saying, “This week’s hero was Tom Kim (English name of Kim Joo-hyung)” in the rating of 24 players who participated in this tournament. Golf Digest said: “Tom Kim, who showed a game full of energy, left a strong impression on the American fans. Si-woo Kim received an A, and Seong-jae Lim and Kyung-hoon Lee received a B.

Golf legends have 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 cool.” Fred Couples (63), who has won 15 PGA wins, shook hands with Joo-Hyung Kim and said, “Let’s meet at Augusta National GC next year (the Masters tournament).”

Reporter Jo Soo-young [email protected]

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