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For four days from the 5th (Korean time), the Wells Fargo Championship (total prize money of 20 million dollars) of the US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour held at the Quail Hallo Club (par 71) in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, was worth $3.6 million. Along with the winning prize, three Open Open tickets are at stake.
This tournament is the fifth Open Qualifying Series of the season. Depending on the final score, 3 players who do not qualify for the Open will be eligible to participate.
The Open, which opens on July 20 in Royal Liverpool, England, is the fourth major tournament of the season and gives priority to the world rankings.
There are 28 players who have the right to participate in this tournament, including Lim Seong-jae, Lee Kyung-hoon, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, and Tony Finau.
Additional participants will be determined based on the world rankings on June 1, but they can be secured in advance at this tournament.
The PGA Tour predicted Jason Day (Australia), defending champion Max Homar (USA), Xander Chopley (USA), Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), and Victor Hovlan (Norway) as candidates for the Wells Fargo Championship.
McIlroy, who missed the cut at the Masters, the first major tournament of the season in April, is attracting attention by participating in the tournament in about a month.
McIlroy has a lot of ties to this tournament. His first win on the PGA Tour came in 2010 at the Wells Fargo Championship. After that, he climbed to the top in 2015 and 2021 and won three victories in his career. He also set course records for 18 holes (par 61) and 72 holes (par 267).
It is also a matter of interest whether there will be a fifth winner this season. Including John Rahm, who won four, Tony Finau, Scotty Scheffler, and Max Houma each won two.ㅋㅋㅋ벳
If Homa, who is ranked third in the prize money rankings ($7,776,012), wins, he will break the $10 million mark for the third time in the season following Ran ($14,462,840) and Scotty Scheffler ($12,508,495). There have never been more than three players on the PGA Tour who have exceeded $10 million in prize money in a single season. This is the effect of increasing the number of special events with increased prize money, such as this one. This tournament has grown from last year’s total prize money of $9 million to $20 million this year.
As for Korean players, the 11th place expected winners include Kim Joo-hyung, Kim Si-woo, Lim Seong-jae, Ahn Byeong-hun, Lee Gyeong-hoon, and Kim Seong-hyun. If Kim Joo-hyung and Kim Si-woo win, they will join the ranks of the most winners.