The WM Phoenix Open, the only event on the PGA Tour where drinking beer and cheering is allowed, opened on the 10th (Korean time). In particular, on the 16th hole (par 3), which is the symbol of the tournament, a gallery of 20,000 people gathered and enjoyed golf, enthusiastic about the players’ play.
On the 10th (Korean time) on the first day of the WM Phoenix Open (total prize money of 20 million dollars) held at TPC Scottsdale (par 71) in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, Nick Taylor and Adam Hadwin tied for the lead at 5 under par. In the first round, he shot a 2-over par 73. The game started late due to weather conditions, so some players could not finish the game, and it was postponed to sunset and continued the next day.
Rory McIlroy, John Rahm, and Scotty Scheffler, who are competing for world No. 1, were in mixed joy and sorrow. 토토사이트
At the press conference the day before, McIlroy, the current No. 1, was asked, “Do you think you are the best player in the world right now?” He confidently replied, “He is currently the best I have played in my entire golf career.” However, his first day performance was 2 birdies and 4 bogeys, and he lost 2 strokes. Both fairway hit rate and green hit rate did not meet expectations, so it was a difficult game.
Schaeffler, the defending champion and second in the world rankings, reduced one stroke while finishing the 11th hole, and Ram, the world’s third ranked, advanced to the top with 3 under par until the 13th hole.
Among Korean players, Lim Seong-jae, who shot a 1-under 70, tied for 19th, recording the best result. In particular, he caught a birdie on the 16th hole, the signature hole, and received a lot of applause.
Kim Joo-hyung, who played in a group match with defending champion Scheffler, is recording an even par with 2 birdies and 2 bogeys until the 12th hole. Kim Si-woo, who started on the 10th hole, made a 13m long birdie putt on the 16th hole, and enjoyed the game with a lively ceremony to induce cheers from the gallery. In the middle of the 9th hole, I stood shoulder to shoulder with Kim Joo-hyung with an even par.