The PGA Tour’s season finale, the Tour Championship, with a total prize pool of KRW 77.5 billion and a first-place prize of KRW 24 billion, will tee off at dawn tomorrow (May 25).
바카라사이트 Only 30 players have received tickets to compete, but three South Koreans are in the field, the most ever, as they look to make a comeback win
Reporter Kim Sang-ik contributed to this report.
Kim Joo-hyung, Im Sung-jae and Kim Siwoo start the first round at 2-under par, tied for first in the FedExCup standings.
Eight strokes off the pace, the pressure is on, but it’s not an insurmountable barrier as McIlroy came from six shots down to win last year.
After taking a breather following his second victory in October last year, Kim says his scores this season have been in the 50s and 60s, but he says he’s learned more about life than golf and is determined to give it his all this week.
[KIM Joo-hyung / FedExCup Ranking No. 16: It’s always possible, it’s eight shots off, but as long as I can hit the ball without getting sick, I think I have a chance].
Lim Sung-jae is also on the rise, having finished in the top 10 in each of his last two playoffs.
He is brimming with confidence after finishing tied for second last year, the best finish by a South Korean in history, and pocketing 7.7 billion won in bonus money.
It’s his fifth consecutive final table appearance, and he’s comfortable with the familiarity of a venue within commuting distance.
[Lim, Sungjae / FedExCup Ranking No. 17: I think I’m going to start with a 2-under (Atlanta) and East Lake has a lot of good memories because I finished second last year as well….]
PGA Tour’s season-ending battle of the stars, with nearly 24 billion won in prize money for first place, nearly 700 million won for last place
YTN’s Kim Sang-ik.