‘Golf emperor’ Tiger Woods (48, USA) highly praised Kim Joo-hyung (21), who recently emerged as a ‘popular star’ on the US Professional Golf (PGA) tour.
Woods said in an interview on the 16th in Pacific Palisades, California, USA, “I thought it was great to see Kim Joo-hyung win so quickly among the outstanding players.” ” he praised.
Woods continued, “But his skills are better, and he should be evaluated more highly.”
Woods will participate in the PGA Tour Genesis Invitational (total prize money of 20 million dollars), which opens here on the 16th (Korean time).
It is the first time Woods has appeared in an official tournament in seven months since the Open in July last year.
In particular, the Genesis Invitational is also a tournament held by the Tiger Woods Foundation.
Kim Joo-hyung was not a member of the PGA Tour even at the start of the 2021-2022 season, but emerged as a powerhouse on the PGA Tour by winning the Wyndham Championship in August of last year and the Shriners Children’s Open in October. 메이저사이트
The case of two wins on the PGA Tour before the age of 21 was Kim Joo-hyung’s first in 26 years since Woods in 1996, and Kim Joo-hyung achieved two wins at the age of 20 years and three months, more than Woods, who won two wins at the age of 20 years and nine months. He stepped on the 2-win high at a young age.
Woods also invited Kim Joo-hyung to the Hero World Challenge, an unofficial tournament held by the Tiger Woods Foundation in the Bahamas in December of last year.
Kim Joo-hyung appeared at the Genesis Invitational’s official press conference that day and said, “It’s special and good just to participate in the tournament with Woods,” and “I’m happy that Woods is back.”
Woods started the first round with Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) and Justin Thomas (USA) at 5:04 a.m. on the 17th, Korean time, and Kim Joo-hyung started the first round at 0:46 on the 17th with Max Homa and Xander Shopley ( United States) and play together.