Kim Joo-hyung (21) missed the cut at the Sony Open in Hawaii (total prize money of 7.9 million dollars), leaving a regret.
Kim Joo-hyung recorded 1 under par 69 with 3 birdies and 2 bogeys in the 2nd round of the PGA Tour Sony Open held at Waialae Country Club (par 70) in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA on the 14th (Korean time).
Kim Joo-hyung, who recorded an interim total of 1 over par 141, finished in a tie for 97th and suffered the loss of the cut. 안전놀이터
Kim Joo-hyung, who received a lot of attention even before the season, lived up to expectations by finishing in a tie for 5th at the Sentry Tournament of Champions held last week. As one of the strong candidates for the championship in this tournament, not only experts but also betting companies pointed to him as a strong candidate for the first place.
However, Kim Joo-hyung packed his bags in two days. Putt was not particularly followed. In the first round, the putt gain was -4.989, but it stayed at -1.731 in the second round.
US Golf Digest said, “The world bet on Kim Joo-hyung, and he immediately showed the worst putting of his career.”
The media said, “Kim Joo-hyung seemed to be off to a solid start in 2023. He felt like he couldn’t do anything wrong. Golf betting companies also predicted Kim Joo-hyung, but the gambling gods caught them. He played the round. Putting was the club he trusted the most.”
The reason why his first cut drop after his PGA Tour debut is in the spotlight is because he is highly anticipated. It is time for him to shake off his regrets and focus on the next tournament.
Kim Joo-hyung will participate in the PGA Tour American Express, which will be held from the 20th. American Express will feature 10 of the top 20 players, including Scotty Scheffler (USA) and John Rahm (Spain). Attention is focusing on whether Kim Joo-hyung will be able to fly again among the world’s leading players.