Veteran golfer Scott Brown (USA) is busy this week.
Brown packed up after giving up the game after finishing the second round of the Bahamas Abaco Classic Tournament of the PGA Korn Ferry (Part 2) Tour held in the Bahamas on the 22nd (local time). Then he headed straight to La Jolla, California, USA. This is because participation in the PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open, which will be held at the North and South courses of Torrey Pines Golf Club in La Jolla, near San Diego, California, from the 25th, has been confirmed.
Brown was placed on the waiting list. Then, as John Huh (USA) gave up the game due to an elbow injury, Brown had a chance to participate.
Brown, 39, has been a professional golfer since 2012. He also won the Puerto Rico Open on the PGA Tour in 2013. He continued his PGA Tour activities with steady results until the 2018-2019 season. However, he lost his seed after ranking 160th in the FedEx Cup rankings in the 2020-2021 season, and only ranked 192nd in the 2021-2022 season. Brown, who missed the full seed, was on the Korn Ferry tour this season as he could only play in limited matches as a previous winner.
Brown was tied for 34th at the Abaco Classic by the second round. For the remaining two days, he could have expected top-level performances in the game, but when he heard the news of his participation on the PGA Tour, he came running.
Time was running out to prepare for the competition after hearing the news of the participation belatedly. In addition, unlike other tournaments, this tournament started a day earlier on Wednesday and ended on Saturday, so Brown had less time. Local time, the National Football League (NFL) Conference Championship game was scheduled for Sunday (29th), so it opened a day earlier in consideration of relay broadcasting and other circumstances.
Brown came to the venue one day before the opening.
Golfweek, an American golf media outlet, reported, quoting a PGA Tour official, “Brown arrived in San Diego at 9:00 pm on Tuesday (24th local time).”
Brown has made eight appearances at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, her best finish being a tie for ninth in 2019.
Brown’s choice was a natural result. The total prize money of the Bahamas Abaco Classic is $1 million, and the winning prize is $180,000. The total prize money of the Farmers Insurance Open is $8.7 million, and the winning prize is $1,556,000. Since the difference in prize money alone is more than eight times, it is the best choice for Brown.
It was rewarding for him to abstain from the Korn Ferry Tour and play on the PGA Tour.
In the first round of the tournament, which started on the book course on the 26th, Brown tied for 33rd with a 3-under-par 69, tying 4 birdies and 1 bogey. If he passes the cut, he gets a prize of at least $18,000. If he wins, he can quit Korn Ferry Tour and play on the PGA Tour right away. 먹튀검증
The Korean players also got off to a good start on the first day. Kim Seong-hyeon (25) and Ahn Byeong-hun (32), who played on the North Course, scored 5 under par 67 and 4 under par 68, respectively, for a tie for 12th and a tie for 19th place. He shot 4 under par 68 and 3 under par 69 to rank in a tie for 19th and a tie for 33rd. In the second round, the course is changed and the game is played. Sam Ryder (USA) and Aaron Lai (England), who played on the North Course, tied for the lead with 8 under par 64 strokes.