Kim Seong-hyun (25), who participated in the PGA Tour’s ‘Fall Series’ to raise his status, got off to a good start on the first day.
Seong-Hyun Kim recorded an eagle and five birdies in the first round of the Fortinet Championship (total prize money of $8.4 million), the opening game of the PGA Tour Fall Series held at Silverado Golf & Spa North Coppe (par 72) in Napa, California, USA on the 15th (Korean time). He pulled it out and hit 7 under par 65 strokes. With the game still in progress at 7:20 a.m., Kim Seong-hyun was in second place, two strokes behind Lucas Herbert, who finished the game with 9 under par and 63 strokes.
Kim Seong-hyun, who debuted this season, ranked 83rd in the regular season FedEx Cup points ranking and did not advance to the playoffs. Kim Seong-hyun, who took a long break for over a month, participated in the Shinhan Donghae Open held in Korea last week and then came to the United States to participate in the opening game of the fall series.
Getting off to a good start on his first day set the stage for his upward mobility over the next year.
The bogey-free game represents the performance of the day. He showed a high-sensitivity shot with a fairway hit rate of 64.29% and a green hit rate of 72.2%, and the shot was good enough to have a maximum distance of 330 yards. He maintained his excellent putt sensitivity by making only 24 total putts.
The PGA Tour will return to the single-year season starting next year, and will give players the right to participate in signature tournaments with a total prize money of more than $20 million based on the FedEx points ranking.
Starting with this tournament and ending with the RSM Classic, which ends on November 20, after completing seven fall series, those ranked 51st to 60th in the FedEx Cup points ranking will be eligible to participate in two signature competitions (AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and Genesis Invitational) to be held in 2024. .
Players who were in the top 50 in the FedEx rankings at the end of the playoffs had their rankings fixed and received the right to participate in next year’s signature competition, ensuring stable activities. The remaining players must seize their opportunity through the fall series.토토사이트
Bae Sang-moon (37), the winner of this tournament in 2014, also recorded a 5-under par 67 on the first day, starting the process of reclaiming the title for the first time in nine years. He made only five birdies and no bogeys.
The fairway hit rate was only 57.14%, but the green hit rate was 77.78%, which was a good iron shot. A total of 28 putts were recorded.
If Bae Sang-moon, who remains outside the top 200 in the FedEx Cup point rankings, wins this tournament, he will receive a two-year seed and the right to participate in next year’s Masters, Players Championship, and PGA Championship.
Lee Gyeong-hoon (30), who started the fall series at 77th place in the FedEx rankings, finished the first round with a 2-under par score of 70 on the first day.