They have already teamed up for season 2 wins. Last October, at the Shriners Children’s Open on the PGA Tour, ‘youngest’ Kim Joo-hyung won the first Korean player’s season, and at the Sony Open, the first full-field tournament of the year, ‘older brother’ Kim Si-woo took over the second championship baton. .
Recently, the status of Korean men’s golf on the PGA Tour is rising. In the new season, it is expected that the Korean Brothers will surprise the world with another performance. JTBC Golf conducted a survey on 6 Korean players playing on the PGA Tour for the New Year. The survey was conducted both online (JTBC Golf Official Naver Band) and offline from January 10th to 20th, with a total of 750 people participating. The survey was conducted in a multiple-choice format (including other opinions).
First, when we asked, ‘What was the happiest PGA Tour news last year?’, 37% of the respondents picked ‘Kim Joo-hyung’s 2 wins on the tour’. Kim Joo-hyung won two PGA Tour wins at the age of 20 years and 3 months at the Shriners Children’s Open in October last year. It is the second-youngest record in tour history. The second place was also occupied by Kim Joo-hyung. ‘Kim Joo-hyung’s first tour win (non-member status)’ got 35.4% of the votes. ‘2022 Presidents Cup with 4 Korean players’ ranked 3rd (22.8%), and ‘Lee Kyung-hoon’s AT&T Byron Nelson title defense (first Korean)’ was ranked 4th (4.7%).
Then, what is the PGA Tour news that golf fans want to hear the most this year? 82.7% wanted a ‘Korean player major championship’. Yang Yong-eun is the only Korean player to ever win a major tournament on the PGA Tour. Yang Yong-eun impressed Korean fans by winning the 2009 PGA Championship by dramatically beating Tiger Woods, the ‘golf emperor’. Who will be the Korean player who will win the major title after Yang Yong-eun? Golf fans are hoping for this to happen in the new season. In a tournament with 6 Korean players, the top 10 domination recorded 16.5% of the votes.
Among the six Koreans with new season PGA seed rights, who is likely to be the most active this year? As a result of the survey, 81.9% of the respondents chose Kim Joo-hyung. Im Seong-jae followed with 15%.
In a survey on the ‘expected joint venture multiplier of 6 Koreans’, 80.3% predicted ‘3 to 6 wins’. ‘7 to 10 wins’ was 13.4%, ‘2 wins or less’ was 3.9%. ’11 or more wins’ was 1.6%.