The Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) Tour, which finished the regular season, will enter the FedEx Cup playoffs (PO) with huge prize money. In the process of wrapping up the 2022-23 season, South Korea’s Kim Joo-hyung (21kg Nike), Lim Sung-jae , Kim Si-woo and Ahn Byung-hoon (32kg CJ Logistics) will challenge to a higher level.

The FedEx St. Jude Championship (total prize money of $20 million) will be held for four days at TPC South Wind (par 70) near Memphis, Tennessee, on the 10th (local time), the first leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs.

The playoff tournament was created by the PGA Tour in 2007 to raise interest in non-major tournaments.

Based on the regular season’s performance, only the top 70 FedEx Cup points can play in the first round, which was 125 until last year, but has decreased to 70 this year, further intensifying competition among prominent players.

It’s fierce, but the reward is certain. The total prize money for the first and second tournaments increased from $15 million to $20 million. The final prize money has not yet been decided, but Rory McIlroy, who won last year, took $18 million in prize money.

After the first match, the top 50 players in the FedEx Cup rankings advance to the second match. The top 30 players in the second round will then advance to the final round of the playoffs.

Justin Thomas (U.S.), the world’s No. 1 player in the past, finished the tournament with 71st FedEx Cup points, securing the right to participate, and four South Korean players secured the right to participate.

Kim Joo-hyung rose to 14th place in FedEx Cup points, the highest among South Korean players, while Kim Joo-hyung participated in the playoffs last year and advanced to the second round.

Kim Joo-hyung won the Shriners Children’s Open early this season, but his upward trend has since stopped. However, it seems to have found stability by entering the top 10 three times in the last five competitions. Kim Joo-hyung, who recently rested due to an ankle injury, is aiming for the final.

Im Seong-jae, who achieved runner-up in the final playoff match last year, will once again challenge for the championship. Im Seong-jae recently slowed down and marked the 32nd place in FedEx Cup points, but if his performance is displayed, it is worth looking forward to the same performance as last season.

Kim Si-woo showed his prospects for the playoffs by recording 18th place in FedEx Cup points while consistently producing good results, including 1 win and 5 top 10 entries this season.

Ahn Byeong-hoon, who showed an upward trend at the end of the season, earned the right to participate by finishing 37th in FedEx Cup points. Ahn Byeong-hoon is aiming to advance to the final match.

Korea’s four musketeers must overcome formidable opponents in order to achieve good results. Top ranked players such as world No. 1 Scotty Scheffler (USA), Jon Rahm (Spain), Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), Patrick Cantlay, Rickie Fowler (USA), and Viktor Hovlan (Norway) competed in this tournament. do. Because even a single mistake can determine the ranking, you need to focus on each shot.

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