Kim Joo-hyung (21), who caught the impression, jumped to the lead with a 10-under par in the second round of the PGA Tour American Express (total prize money: 8 million dollars).
On the 21st (Korean time), on the PGA West Nicklaus Tournament Course (par 72) in La Quinta, California, USA, Kim Joo-hyung swept 1 eagle and 8 birdies to write 10 under par 62 strokes.
Kim Joo-hyeong, who recorded a total of 13 under par 131 strokes until the second round, tied for third place by 5 strokes with solo leader Davis Thompson (USA). The previous day, he reduced 3 strokes to tie for 64th place, but he raised this ranking by a whopping 61 places.
Kim Joo-hyung, who started the second round with a birdie on the 10th hole (par 4) in the first half, caught an eagle on the 11th hole (par 5) and added a birdie on the 12th hole (par 3). After catching birdies in a row on the 15th hole (par 5) and 16th hole (par 4), he played a perfect game by adding 7 birdies in the second half hole.
Kim Joo-hyung, who was eliminated in the first cut this season at the previous tournament, the Sony Open, is looking forward to his third PGA Tour victory as he jumps to the top in this tournament.
In an interview with the PGA Tour after the match, Kim Joo-hyung said, “I was very disappointed with the putt until the Sony Open and yesterday’s game, but today the putter worked well, so I got a good result.” So I was able to play a little more comfortably on the green and focus on my ball.”
Kim Joo-hyung, who had time to look back after missing the cut at the Sony Open, said, “Last week’s game was just one of a long tour,” and “I played well today and my confidence rose again. I think I can do well for the remaining two rounds.”
Lim Seong-jae (25) played the second round on the PGA West Stadium course (par 72) and scored 6 under par 66 strokes by combining 1 eagle, 6 birdies and 2 bogeys. He tied for third place with Kim Joo-hyung with a total of 13 under par 131 strokes.
Im Seong-jae said, “I participated in this tournament for the 5th time, and every time I came out, I got close to the top 10 and got good results. He seems to be putting well and the grass is good,” he said. “I hope the remaining two rounds will be like today. The best way to avoid mistakes is to make as many birdies as possible when a birdie chance comes, a must-have strategy.”
Kim Si-woo (28), who won his 4th PGA Tour victory at the Sony Open, caught 8 birdies without bogey that day, and was tied for 14th place (10 under par, 134 strokes), up 71 steps from the previous day.
American Express takes rounds 1 to 3 through 3 courses and selects the finalists for the 4th round. Rounds 1 to 3 will be held on the PGA West Stadium Course, La Quinta CC, and PGA West Nicklaus Tournament Course, and the final 4 rounds will be held on the PGA West Stadium Course to create a winner. 먹튀검증
Lee Gyeong-hoon (32, 4 under par, 140 strokes) tied for 88th place, Ahn Byeong-hoon and Roh Seung-yeol (above 32, 3 under par, 141 strokes) tied for 101st place, Kim Seong-hyun (25, 1 under par, 143 strokes) tied for 120th place and Kang Seong-hoon tied for 146th place (36, 2 over par, 146 strokes) also has a chance to play the third round.
Thompson, a rookie this season, took the lead for two days in a row by picking up five eagles for two days. Thompson, who recorded two eagles in the first round, caught three eagles in the second round, reduced 8 strokes, and maintained the sole lead with a total of 18 under par 126 strokes. The five eagles tied the record for the most eagles in a single event on the PGA Tour since 1983.
Players who have made 5 eagles in 4 rounds since 1983 are Justin Rose (England, 2022 Canadian Open), Dustin Johnson (USA, 2020 FedEx St. Jude Championship), Austin Cook (USA, 2019 Barbasol Championship), There were six people, including Keegan Bradley and Brant Snedeker (USA, 2018 Canadian Open), and Davis Love III (USA, 1994 Sony Open). Johnson was the only one who won the double championship.
Thompson, who caught an eagle on 3 of the 4 par 5 holes, said, “I had a good shot on the par 5 hole, and I was able to make an eagle thanks to a few putts falling off.” Because I did well, I was able to record good scores for two days. I hope that this trend will continue tomorrow as well.”
John Rahm (Spain), who won the Sentry Tournament of Champions, the first tournament of the year two weeks ago, caught 8 birdies without a bogey and recorded a total of 16 under par 128 strokes, maintaining his sole second place chasing leader Thompson by two strokes. .
World No. 2 Scotty Scheffler (USA) and Xander Chopley (USA) were tied for 9th (11 under par, 133 strokes), and Patrick Cantlay (USA) tied for 14th (10 under par, 134 strokes). did.