Kim Si-woo (28) and Kim Joo-hyung (21) are in a group, and 5 Korean (groups) duos have signed up to participate in the PGA Tour Zurich Classic (total prize money of 8.6 million dollars), played in a pair of two.
From the 20th, 80 sets of 160 players will compete for the championship at TPC Louisiana (par 72, 7425 yards) in Avondale, Louisiana, USA, and 8 Korean players will participate.
Im Seong-jae (25), who teamed up with Ahn Byeong-hun (32) last year, teamed up with Keith Mitchell (USA), who has an excellent short game, this year. Im Seong-jae, who finished in the 4th top 10 of the season at RBC Heritage, finished in a tie for 14th last year in a group with Ahn Byeong-hoon.
Mitchell, 31, from Chattanooga, Tenn., said he had noticed Seong-jae Lim while playing in a group when he won the Honda Classic in 2019, and suggested they go out in a group this time. The following year, Seong-jae Im won his first win at the Honda Classic, so the game style is similar.
Ahn Byeong-hoon will play in a group with rookie Kim Seong-hyeon (25), Bae Sang-moon (37), who participated in the Asian tour held in Vietnam last week, Kang Sung-hoon (36) will play in a group, and Roh Seung-yeol (32) will be in a group with Korean-American Michael Kim.
The tournament alternates between a four-ball format in which two teams play each other’s ball and score better, and a foursome format in which one ball is alternately hit. Four-ball (best ball) is applied in the first and third games, and foursome (alternate shot) is applied in the second and final games. It is a game where you can enjoy the fun of team matches on the 47 PGA Tour.
Since 2017, it has been changed to the current two-person team match, and it is held for the sixth time this year, with a $300,000 increase from the total prize money, and if the winner wins, each player will share a prize of $1.35 million.
In addition, Matthew Fitzpatrick (England),먹튀검증 who won overtime at the RBC Heritage, teamed up with his younger brother Alex, and Colin Morikawa and Max Homa, who grew up together in California, are a team.
Defending champions Patrick Cantlay and Xander Shopley are once again looking for a second consecutive title as a team. Steve Stricker, who captained Team USA at the Ryder Cup two years ago, is in a group with Team USA captain Jack Johnson at this year’s Ryder Cup.