Kim Si-woo is on the hunt for his second win of the PGA Tour season, surpassing Yon Ram (Spain), who is aiming for world No. 1.
It is the American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour Farmers Insurance Open (total prize money of 8.7 million dollars), which opens on the 26th (Korean time) at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California, USA. The first and second rounds of this tournament are played on the Torrey Pines South Course (par 72, 7765 yards) and North Course (par 72, 7258 yards), and the third and fourth rounds are played on the South Course. 토토사이트
The Korean player who is receiving the most attention in this tournament is Kim Si-woo. Kim Si-woo is gaining momentum by winning the Sony Open, his second tournament of the year, which ended in Hawaii on the 16th. By winning the Sony Open, Kim Si-woo achieved four tour victories following the Wyndham Championship in August 2016, the Players Championship in May 2017, and the American Express in January 2021.
In this tournament, Kim Si-woo challenges to win 2nd season for the first time since his PGA debut. The atmosphere is not bad. Kim Si-woo is ranked 13th in the power rankings in this tournament. This is because, after winning the Sony Open, he tied for 22nd at the America Express last week and showed a decent shot feeling.
In order for Kim Si-woo to win two games, he has to overcome Ram. Ram has shown a strong side at Torrey Pines. He won this competition in 2017, and from 2019 to last year, he has never missed a ‘Top 10’ prize in the last 4 years.
The momentum has been steep this year. He lifted the championship trophy at this year’s opening match, the Sentry Tournament of Champions and American Express. He also won the top twice in DP World Tour events, such as the Spanish Open in October last year and the Tour Championship in December. This is why Ram is number one in the power rankings.
In this tournament, even if Ram only takes 3rd place, he will rise to the top of the world rankings. Ram, who has won four championships in the six competitions she has participated in since the second half of last year, has never been pushed out of the top 10.
Other Korean players are Lim Seong-jae and Ahn Byeong-hun, and Kim Seong-hyun and Noh Seung-yeol, who unfortunately missed the cut in last week’s tournament. Kim Joo-hyung, who tied for 6th place in the season’s third ‘Top 10’ at the American Express, the previous competition, is absent to prepare for the PIF Saudi International, the opening game of the Asian Tour 2023 season held in Saudi Arabia in early February.