On the first day of the del match, 4-hole landslide victory Kim Si-woo “Tomorrow and the day after tomorrow are also important”
“An important game remains tomorrow and the day after tomorrow… I will focus only on my game.”
Kim Si-woo (28), who had a pleasant victory on the first day of the PGA Tour Dell Technologies Match Play (total prize money of 20 million dollars), made a firm determination to focus on advancing to the round of 16.
On the 23rd (Korean time), 메이저사이트on the first day of the tournament held at Austin Country Club in Austin, Texas, USA, Kim Si-woo won a 4&3 victory over Chris Kirk (USA) (4 holes leaving 3 holes) in the first round of the group stage.
In this tournament with 64 players participating, 16 groups of 4 players each play the group stage, and only the first place in the group advances to the round of 16. In the case of a tie, the tied players play a sudden-death overtime from the first hole to determine the protagonist of the round of 16.
Kim Si-woo will play against Viktor Hovlan (Norway), Matt Kucha and Chris Kirk (USA) once in the 8th group.
Depending on his performance against the opponent, he cannot be relieved until the end as the worst situation of not advancing to the round of 16 even after winning 2 wins and 1 loss can come out.
Kim Si-woo, who won the first game, was satisfied with the match, saying, “I was able to play easily because the start was good from the first half of the day.”
Kim Si-woo, who started off with a good start, will face Viktor Hovlan (Norway), who was top seeded in the 8th group, in the second round of the group stage. Hoblan was defeated by Kucha, and if they lost the second game, it would be difficult to advance to the round of 16. It is a burdensome opponent for Kim Si-woo as he must win.
Even if they beat Hoblan, they will face Kucha in the third match, and they will not be able to relax until the end.
Kim Si-woo said, “There are important rounds left tomorrow and the day after tomorrow.” Then I think there will be good results,” he said.
Kim Si-woo, who is participating in this tournament for the 5th time, tied for 9th place in 2018, the best result. He tied for 18th in last year’s event.