Siwoo Kim, PGA Tour Texas Open sortie
Professional golfer Kim Si-woo (28) from Sokcho will challenge for the second win of the PGA Tour season.
Kim Si-woo will participate in the Valero Texas Open (total prize money of $8.9 million), which opens on the 30th (Korean time) at the TPC San Antonio Oaks course (par 72, 7,438 yards) in San Antonio, Texas, USA. This tournament is the last PGA Tour event to be held ahead of the Masters, the first major tournament of the season.
As a result, many of the world’s top players who are in conditioning ahead of the Masters are absent from the Texas Open. Among the participating players, the player with the highest world ranking is Tyrrell Hatton (토토사이트England), who is ranked 17th. For Kim Si-woo, it is an opportunity to win the trophy before participating in the Masters. Previously, Siwoo Kim reached the top at the Sony Open in January, which was his first tournament this year, and recorded his 4th win in his career.
The performance in this competition is not bad either. Kim Si-woo had good results in this competition, including a tie for 4th in 2019 and a tie for 13th last year. He failed to advance to the round of 16 at the ‘World Golf Championship (WGC) Dell Technologies Match Play’ held just before, but recorded the best performance among Korean players with two wins.
The 16th hole (par 3) in the Texas Open is unique. There are bunkers on both sides of the green, as well as bunkers in the middle of the green. Even in the last 18th hole (par 5), there is a small stream flowing in the middle of the fairway, which can act as a variable.
It is also a spectating factor that if the player who won this competition is not yet qualified to participate in the Masters, he will get on the last train to the Masters. If the winner of this event is already qualified for the Masters, he will not be succeeded by the runner-up.
Last year’s winner Spun (USA), who was not eligible to participate in the Masters, was honored to participate in the Masters for the first time in his life by winning this tournament. 2019 champion Corey Connors (Canada) entered this tournament after passing through the Monday qualifiers and won the championship, also enjoying the good fortune of going to the Masters that year. So far, 89 players have confirmed their participation in the Masters this year, and if the Texas Open winner is added, the number will increase to 90.
Meanwhile, in addition to Kim Si-woo, Ahn Byung-hun and Kim Seong-hyun will participate in this tournament. Ahn Byeong-hoon tied for 7th in 2019.