The Korean Brothers have been dispatched to Hawaii to make a victory announcement from the first competition of the new year.
Four Korean players, including Kim Si-woo, Kim Joo-hyung, Ahn Byung-hoon and Im Sung-jae, will participate in The Sentry (total prize money of $20 million) at Kapalua Resort Plantation Course in Hawaii from the 5th (Korea time).
Up until last year, the competition was held as the “Centre Tournament of Champions,” but only the winners of the previous year or those who advanced to the Tour Championship were eligible to participate. This year, the competition expanded its scope to include the top 50 FedEx Cup points from the previous year’s winners.헤라카지노
Ahead of the first competition of the New Year, the PGA Tour announced its power ranking. On top of that, Kim Joo-hyung and Im Sung-jae ranked fifth and eighth, respectively.
As for Kim Joo-hyung, he introduced that he ranked fifth in average at the tournament last year, and ranked in the top five in tee-to-green gain and par-5 strokes. It was his first appearance in the “King of Kings” competition, but he tied for fifth with a total of 22 under par.
“It seems that he studied fast. Now he even has some information about the green. In October, he successfully defended his title at the Schreiner Children’s Open,” the PGA Tour said.
Im Sung-jae was ranked eighth. Im Sung-jae tied for 13th at the event last year.
The PGA Tour said that Im Sung-jae was ranked eighth and posted an average of 67.67 shots for the fifth, eighth and 13th places in the tournament. “Last summer, I made the top 15 in six competitions around the world for five times.”
Collin Morikawa of the U.S. topped the power ranking. Last year, he had to lose the lead by six strokes to John Rahm of Spain, but he is aiming for another chance this year. Morikawa won the Jojo Championship last year.
Scottie Scheffler, Max Homa and Xander Schauffley of the U.S. ranked second and fourth. Following Kim Joo-hyung, Patrick Cantlay of the U.S. and Matt Fitzpatrick of England ranked sixth and seventh, while Victor Hovlan of Norway and Tony Finau of the U.S. ranked ninth and 10th.