Lee Kyung-hoon (32, CJ Logistics) fought hard in the second round of the PGA Championship (total prize money of $15 million), the second major men’s golf season, and was the only Korean player to make a cut. has passed
On the 20th (Korean time), on the second day of the tournament held at Oak Hill Country Club (par 70, 7394 yards) in Rochester, New York, USA, Lee Kyung-hoon tied 3 birdies and 1 bogey and recorded 2 under par 68 strokes.
With an interim total of 1 over par 141, Lee Kyung-hoon tied for 19th with Colin Morikawa and Dustin Johnson (above USA).
It is a ranking that jumped 37 places at once from a tie for 56th the previous day.
As Kim Si-woo (28, CJ Logistics), Kim Joo-hyung (21, Nike Golf), Lim Seong-jae (25, CJ Logistics), and Yang Yong-eun (51), who competed together, were all eliminated from the cut, Lee Kyung-hoon played the 3rd and 4th rounds in this tournament. I became the only Korean to pay.
Lee Kyung-hoon, who has never recorded a ‘Top 10’ in a major tournament, is challenging his personal best in the majors. Her personal best so far is a tie for 23rd at the Masters Tournament this April.
Lee Kyung-hoon, who recorded a 3-over par in the first round, raised his number of strokes that day. He caught his first birdie by hitting his tee shot on the 11th hole (par 3), his second hole, about 1m from the hole cup.
Continuing the par march, he committed a shot miss on the 18th hole (par 4), the last hole in the first half, and recorded his only bogie on the day.
However, in the second half of the second half, on the first hole (par 4), he made up for it with a successful 8m birdie putt.
In the last 9th hole (par 4), he caught a birdie that was not easy at a distance of 7m, reducing one more stroke and raising his ranking.
Eric Cole (USA), who took the ‘surprising lead’ on the first day, slowed down with a 4-over par that day and fell to tied for 19th with Lee Kyung-hoon토토사이트.
World No. 2 Scotty Scheffler (USA) jumped to the lead. In the second round, Schaeffler tied 4 birdies and 2 bogeys, added 2 under par, and recorded a median total of 5 under par 135.
Along with Schaeffler, Victor Hovlan (Norway) and Cory Connors (Canada), ranked 11th in the world, formed a joint lead group with a 5 under par.
After that, Bryson Dishambeau (USA) of LIV Golf and Justin Seo, a Korean-American, recorded a 3-under-par 137 strokes in the middle, placing them in a tie for third place, two strokes behind the leading group.
Brooks Koepka (USA), a “major hunter” also belonging to Liv, also reduced 4 strokes on the day and climbed to 6th place with a 2 under par 138 strokes in the interim.
Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), ranked 3rd in the world, tied for 10th with an even par of 140, and Yon Rahm (Spain), ranked 1st, overcame the risk of missing the cut and became tied for 48th with an interim total of 4 over par, 144 strokes.
Last year’s winner, Justin Thomas (USA), managed to play the 3rd and 4th rounds with a 5-over-par 145 in the middle and passed the cut.
All Korean players, except for Lee Kyung-hoon, failed to exceed the cut. Kim Si-woo unfortunately missed the cut with a 6-over par, Kim Joo-hyung with an 8-over par, Yang Yong with an 11-over par, and Lim Seong-jae with a 13-over par.