Kim Si-woo, ‘Top 5’ on the first day of the PGA Tour’s American Express

Johnson and Noren tied for first place with 10 under par, Lee Kyung-hoon tied for 14th by three strokes

Kim Si-woo, ‘Top 5’ on the first day of the PGA Tour’s American Express. tied for first place and two strokes apart

Kim Si-woo was named in the “Top 5” on the first day of the American Express total prize money of $8.4 million, the third PGA Tour tournament in the 2024 season.

In the first round of the tournament held at Lakinta Country Club par 72, 7,060 yards in Lakinta, California on the 19th, Kim Si-woo shot 8-under 64 with nine birdies and one bogey to tie for fifth place.

Jack Johnson of the U.S. and Alex Noren of Sweden jointly ranked No. 1 with 10-under 62 at the Lakinta Country Club. Johnson cut 10 birdies without a bogey, while Noren cut 10 shots each with one eagle, 10 birdies and one double bogey.

Kim Si-woo, who won the competition in 2021, is two strokes behind the joint first place, turning on the blue light to regain the top for the first time in three years.

The competition features 156 players, who play three rounds each on three courses: Lakinta Country Club, Pitt Die Stadium Course par 72, 7187 yards and Nicklaus Tournament Course par 72, 7147 yards, and players who pass the cut to the 65th place will play four rounds at Pitt Die Stadium Course to determine the winner.

Kim started with par at the 10th hole, and later garnered three consecutive birdies at the 11th par 5, 12th par 3, and 13th par 5. However, Kim, who slowed down by bogey at the 14th par 4, later posted par to the 18th hole.

Kim Si-woo, who had par to the third hole in the second half, finished in a good mood by showing off his concentration by birdieing six consecutive holes from the fourth to the ninth holes.

Lee Kyung-hoon also garnered seven birdies at the Lakinta Country Club on the same day, recording a 7-under 65, tying for first place and three strokes apart.

Im Sung-jae had seven birdies and one bogey at the Nicklaus Tournament course on the day, recording 6-under 66, tying for 23rd place. It was regrettable that he made a bogey at the last hole of the day, the ninth hole par 4.

Kim Sung-hyun shot a 4-under 68 with seven birdies and three bogeys on the Pitt Die Stadium course, which is considered the most demanding course, tied for 54th place.

Kim Joo-hyung, who ranked first in the tournament’s power ranking, tied for 77th with a 3-under 69 on the Nicklaus Tournament course. 스포츠토토

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