‘Higher status’ Korean Big 4 This time, it’s a challenge to the Red Jacket

The Korean Big 4, which are active on the American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour, are challenging the special tournament designated by the PGA Tour this time. They recently participated in the Masters, which is called the best golf tournament on earth, and achieved a satisfactory result, including the most cuts by a Korean player and all entering the top 20, raising expectations for the next tournament.

Red jacket worn by RBC Heritage winners.

RBC Heritage will be held at Harbor Town Golf Links (par 71) in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA for four days from the 14th (Korean time). The total prize money is 20 million dollars (approximately 26.5 billion won), more than the $18 million Masters, and the winner will wear a red jacket with a traditional Scottish tartan pattern. As for Korean players, Kim Si-woo (28) and Kim Joo-hyung (21), who have one win each on the PGA Tour this season, Lee Gyeong-hoon (32), the “strong eldest brother”, and Lim Seong-jae (25), the world’s highest ranked Korean player, are all on hand. do.메이저사이트

Siwoo Kim at the Masters.

Kim Si-woo, who has the best Korean record in this tournament, is aiming for his second win of the season following his victory at the Sony Open in January. In this tournament in 2018, he won the runner-up after overtime with Satoshi Kodaira (Japan), and tied for 14th in 2016, so he is in good harmony with the tournament. Therefore, it is worth aiming for the championship beyond the top rankings.

Kim Joo-hyung greets Rory McIlroy at the Masters.

Kim Joo-hyung, who won his first win of the season at the Shriners Children’s Open in October last year, is his first appearance in this tournament. Kim Joo-hyung plans to continue this momentum at RBC Heritage, as he participated in the first Major Masters of the season, his first tournament, and finished with a good score of tied for 16th place.

Lim Seong-jae and Lee Kyung-hoon, who have yet to win this season, will go on a hunt for their first win of the season. Im Seong-jae, currently ranked 17th in the world, the highest among Korean players, recently made a dramatic cut at the Masters and tied for 16th with Kim Joo-hyung, showing excellent risk management skills. Im Seong-jae’s best RBC Heritage record was a tie for 13th in 2021. Lee Kyung-hoon also finished in a tie for 23rd at the Masters with stable performance throughout the tournament.

However, the RBC Heritage is one of the special events designated by the PGA Tour, and it is not easy for the Korean Big 4 to win the championship because the world’s top rankers come forward. John Rahm (Spain), who won the world No. 1 while wearing the Masters Green Jacket, Scotty Scheffler (2nd), Patrick Cantley (4th), and Jordan Spieth (US), the “defending champion”, will also participate and aim for the red jacket.

However, with Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) absent, it is expected that the championship competition will be easier than the Masters. Can the Korean Big 4 beat the top rankers and become the owners of the Red Jackets? JTBC Golf & Sports will broadcast all rounds of RBC Heritage live, and you can watch the first round from 2 am on the 14th.

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