This is the hard fight of Kim Young-soo (pictured), the ‘Korean Tour Prize Money King’.
Kim Young-soo won 2 under par on the third day of the PIF Saudi International (total prize money of $5 million) before the opening of the Asian Tour 2023 season, which continued at the Royal Greens Golf & Country Club (par 70, 7048 yards) at King Abdullah Economic City in Saudi Arabia on the 4th (local time) With the addition of , he rose to a tie for 41st (3 under par 207 strokes).
This tournament is the Asian Tour ‘Big Match’ hosted by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund (PIF). It started as the DP World Tour (formerly the European Tour) in 2019, and after the launch of LIV Golf supported by PIF last year, it changed to the Asian Tour as the DP World Tour and PIF fell apart.
Kim Young-soo started from a tie for 49th place and tied for 3 birdies and 1 bogey. After forgetting the 4th hole (par 5) birdie by bogeying the 5th hole (par 4), he caught the ‘stepping bridge birdie’ in the 7th and 9th holes. However, it was regrettable that only pars were written in all the remaining 9 holes. It is a 4 stroke gap from the group tied for 10th place, and it is still an opportunity to aim for entry into the ‘Top 10’. 메이저놀이터
Abraham Anser (Mexico), a member of LIV Golf, swept 6 birdies and kept the top of the leaderboard (17 under par, 193 strokes) for three consecutive days. American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour Rookie of the Year Cameron Young (USA) cuts 5 strokes and is looking for a turnaround in 2nd place (15 under par 195 strokes) by 2 strokes. Matthew Wolff tied for 3rd (10-under 200 strokes), Jason Cocrack (USA) 6th (9-under 201 strokes), Mark Leishman (Australia) tied for 7th (8-under 202 strokes), Ian Poulter (England) It is tied for 10th place (7 under par 203 strokes).
In Korea, Park Sang-hyun, who was tied for 19th place the previous day, lost two strokes and slumped to a tie for 45th (2 under par, 208 strokes). Moon Gyeong-jun joined this group by hitting 1 under par. Lee Tae-hee exchanged 3 birdies and 3 bogeys and could not reduce the number of strokes. It is tied for 55th (even par 210 strokes).