‘Tom Kim’ Joo-hyung Kim (21) continues his march. In the new year, he showed stable skills and entered the top 10 twice, and this time he broke his personal record in the men’s golf world rankings.
In the world ranking announced on the 23rd (Korean time), Kim Joo-hyung ranked 13th, up one notch from the previous one. It is his highest ranking since his professional debut.
It’s a steep rise. Even a year ago, Kim Joo-hyung was outside the top 100 in the world rankings, in fact, an out-of-field player. However, in January of last year, he jumped to 89th with the Asian Tour Singapore International victory as a stepping stone, and last year, he entered the top 20 by winning the PGA Tour Wyndham Championship and Shriner’s Children’s Open in turn.
Kim Joo-hyung, who quickly grew into a top-notch professional golfer. The start of 2023 is more refreshing. In his first tournament of the year, the Sentry Tournament of Champions, he tied for 5th. He then tied for 6th with 23 under par 265 strokes in the American Express, which ended on the 23rd. With consecutive bogeys on holes 6 (par 3) and 7 (par 4), we were far from competing for the championship, but after making up for one stroke with an accurate approach on the par 5 8th hole, we added 3 birdies in the second half and made up for the second half this year. ranked in the top 10.
Kim Joo-hyung’s competitiveness is already well known locally. The PGA Tour picks Kim Joo-hyung as a strong candidate for the championship whenever a recent tournament is held. Prior to the Sony Open held this month, he ranked first in the power rankings among all competitors. 메이저놀이터
Stardom has also been proven. Nike Golf, which sponsors only the best players in the world, recently signed a sponsorship contract with Kim Joo-hyung, recognizing the value of the 21-year-old Young-gun instead. This is the reason why there is a prospect that Kim Joo-hyung’s advance will not end here.
Meanwhile, in the world ranking announced on the day, Rory McIlroy (34, Northern Ireland) still held first place, while Scotty Scheffler (27, USA) and Jon Rahm (29, Spain) ran second and third. Then, in front of Kim Joo-hyung, 11th place Victor Hovlan (26, Norway) and 12th place Tony Finau (34, USA) were seated.