In the third round, Kim Joo-hyung took second place alone, one stroke behind 메이저놀이터leader Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland).
On the 15th (Korean time), Joo-hyung Kim participated in the US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour and DP World Tour (formerly European Tour) co-sponsored tournament ‘Genesis Scottish Open’ (total prize money of 9 million) held at The Renaissance Club (par 70) in North Berwick, Scotland, England on the 15th (Korean time). Dollar · 11.45 billion won) In the third round, he only caught 3 birdies without bogey, reducing 3 strokes. He recorded a median total of 12 under par 198 strokes, and was ranked second in the world rankings, one stroke behind McIlroy (13 under par), 3 strokes down.
Most of all, it is encouraging that Kim Joo-hyung, who has performed below expectations this year, is competing for the championship while most of the world’s top rankers have participated in the tournament as it is a preliminary match ahead of The Open to be held next week. If Kim Joo-hyung succeeds in winning the come-from-behind match, he will win his second win in the 2022-2023 season and his third tour career in nine months after the Shriners Children’s Open in October last year.
Joohyung Kim has good memories from last year’s Genesis Scottish Open. On the last day, he tied for the lead with a birdie on the 17th (par 3) hole, but made a bogey on the 18th (par 4) hole and finished the tournament in 3rd place. Unfortunately, he missed the championship, but Kim Joo-hyung later drew an upward curve, and a month later, in August of last year, he won his first PGA Tour victory at the Wyndham Championship.
Ahn Byeong-hun, who took the lead with a 9-under par on the first day and allowed McIlroy to turn around in the second round with even par, reduced one stroke with 3 birdies and 2 bogeys in the 3rd round and was tied for 5th place with a total of 10 under par. Ahn Byung-hoon can get his hands on the right to participate in The Open next week if he finishes in the top 3 in this tournament.