Tank” Choi Kyung-joo (52) finished the PGA Tour as the leader by reducing 4 strokes on the first day of the Sony Open Hawaii (total prize money: 7.9 million dollars).
In the first round of the tournament held at Waialei Country Club (par 70, 7044 yards) in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, USA on the 13th 먹튀검증, Choi Kyung-ju tied 5 birdies and 1 bogey to hit 4 under par 66.
In the morning, Choi Kyung-ju made birdies on the 5th and 9th holes in the first half. In the second half, he slowed down with a bogey on the 10th hole, but made up for it with a birdie on the 12th hole and added birdies on the 16th and 18th holes to finish the first round in a good mood. Accordingly, as of 7:20 am, he is in third place, two strokes behind the leader Jordan Spieth (USA).
Choi Kyung-ju, who won this tournament in 2008, has been active in the Champions Tour since two years ago, but has expressed his will to participate more in the first division starting this year. On this day, Choi Kyung-joo’s average driving distance was 287.7 yards, and his green hit rate (GIR) was excellent at 77.78%. On the green, he shot 1.528 fewer strokes than other players.
Chris Kirk (USA) tied for the lead with a 6-under 64, and Brandon Steele, Maverick McNealy, and Stuart Sink (USA) each shot 4-under to finish tied with Kyung-Joo Choi.
Kim Si-woo (27), who also played in the morning group, tied 5 birdies and 2 bogeys to score a 3-under-par 67, tied for 9th place with Duck Redman (USA).
Seven Korean players, including Kim Joo-hyung (20), will participate in this event. Seven Japanese players, including defending champion Hideki Matsuyama, are also participating.
The first round will be broadcast live from 6:30 am on JTBC Golf & Sports, and from 9 am on JTBC Golf.