At the Presidents Cup golf tournament, which opens on 22nd, Im Seong-jae (24) and Kim Joo-hyeong (20) are expected to be the main players of the international team.
Among the 12 players of the international team, there are four Korean players: Im Seong-jae, Kim Joo-hyeong, Lee Kyung-hoon (31) and Kim Si-woo (27).
According to the power ranking introduced by the American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour on the website on the 20th, Im Seong-jae finished first and was rated to play the role of “ace” of the international team, and Kim Joo-hyung also in fourth place.
Regarding Im Seong-jae, he said: “He is expected to compete almost every day because he is the most versatile Korean player.
Im Sung-jae also had a good record of 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss at the 2019 Australian Championships, the previous Presidents Cup.
Kim Joo-hyung also said: “This is my first time taking part in the competition, but it is a fast moving engine.”
Specifically, the PGA Tour Internet website published a separate article about Kim Joo-hyung and voiced Joo-hyung Kim as the “Chief Energy Officer” of the international team.
Regarding Kim Joo-hyung, who turns 20 this year, the PGA Tour said: “I set a record for being the youngest player to win 2nd place on the PGA Tour since World War II.”
Kim Joo-hyung also expressed his will, saying: “I want to instill energy for the team” and “I will take on a role as a young player”.
He said: “It won’t be easy (against the United States, where there are a lot of top rankers), but if we unite as a team, there will be opportunities,” he said.
Seongjae Lim’s performance in the 2019 tournament was also reported in this article.
The international team had a disadvantage because the players had different languages and cultural differences, but in 2019 Vice President Choi Gyeong-ju and Lim Seong-jae performed well.
Adam Scott (Australia) of the international team also said: “Kim Joo-hyung is the player we want. If his confidence leads to a good performance, he can become a powerful weapon for us.”
/ yunhap news