Kim Seong-hyun (25, Shinhan Financial Group) took second place at the PGA Tour Fortinet Championship (total prize money of $8.4 million). Sung-Hyun Kim recorded his best result on the PGA Tour, earning his first runner-up finish.
Seong-Hyun Kim made a no-bogey play in the final round of the tournament held at the Silverado Resort & Spa (par 72, 7,123 yards) in Napa, California, USA on the 18th (Korean time), and recorded 4 under par 68 with only 4 birdies. Kim Seong-hyun, who recorded a final total of 19 under par and 269 strokes, finished the tournament in second place, two strokes behind winner Sahis Sigala (USA).
On this day, Kim Seong-hyun recorded par in all nine holes in the first half without bogeys. In the second half, he showed off his stable shots and captured his first birdie at the 10th hole (par 4), then reduced the number of strokes at the 15th hole (par 5) and 16th hole (par 4)토토사이트, and also made a birdie at the last 18th hole (par 5). Finished. Kim Seong-hyun, who made four birdies, beat Eric Cole (USA) and Cam Davis (Australia) and maintained second place. Moreover, according to local time, this day was the birthday of Kim Seong-hyun, who was born on September 17, 1998, so the joy was doubled.
After the game, Seonghyun Kim said, “I think it was the longest week I’ve ever had while competing. “I really held on with my own mental strength and tried to go into the game with good thoughts and a good mindset,” he said, adding, “I think I played well until the end, the way I wanted, and I’m satisfied with the result.”
Seong-Hyun Kim, who debuted on the PGA Tour by winning the Rookie of the Year award at the Korn Ferry Tour, the second division tour of the PGA in the 2022 season, raised expectations by tying for 4th place at the Shriners Children’s Open in October last year. However, since then, he has never been ranked in the top 10 in the competition. Kim Seong-hyun, who finished the regular season in 83rd place in the FedEx Cup and failed to advance to the playoffs, is expected to raise his FedEx Cup ranking from 83rd to 57th with his runner-up finish today. In addition, if you finish this fall series in the top 125 of the FedEx Cup, you will also be eligible to participate in the 2024 season.
Kim Seong-hyun said, “I think I will be able to do well in the remaining matches as I finished well this week. “I will prepare as hard as I do now and play well again,” he pledged.
He was in the same group as world-class player Justin Thomas (USA) in the final round. How did it feel to compete? Seonghyun Kim said, “I was excited and nervous when I saw that I was paired with Justin Thomas the day before,” and added, “Today, as I found my pace through the holes, I relaxed, and Justin gave me a lot of ‘good shots.’ “I think he’s a really good player,” he said. He added, “I felt that the world’s top class was different, and I thought I had to work hard to follow him.”
In addition, he also expressed his respect for Choi Kyung-ju, whom he is close to. On this day, Choi Kyung-ju took second place at the PGA Champions Tour Sanford International. Kim Seong-hyun said, “I am happy to have won second place on the same day as my respected professional Choi,” and added, “I sincerely congratulate you. “Seeing them always work hard and achieve good results makes me think that I should follow suit,” he said.
Meanwhile, Lee Gyeong-hoon, who participated in the same tournament as Kim Seong-hyun, only lost one stroke in the final round and failed to enter the ‘top 10’, finishing the tournament tied for 14th place (11 under par, 277 strokes). Bae Sang-moon, who was in 3rd place until the 2nd round, lost 3 strokes each in the 3rd and 4th rounds and tied for 52nd place (5 under par, 283 strokes).