Minkyu Kim, tied for 9th in PIF Saudi 1R… Reach the top of the LIV Golf Leaderboard￼
Correspondent Moon Dae-hyeon = Kim Min-gyu (22, CJ Logistics) tied for ninth in the first round of the PIF Saudi International (total prize money of $5 million) before the opening of the Asian Tour.
On the first day of the tournament held at the Royal Greens Golf & Country Club (par 70, 7048 yards) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on the 2nd (local time), Kim Min-gyu scored a 3-under-par 67 with 5 birdies and 2 bogies to tie for 9th place.
He is four strokes behind Abraham Anser (Mexico), who recorded a 7-under-par 63. 메이저사이트
Kim Min-kyu, who won his first win at the Kolon Korea Open in June last year, suffered a car accident ahead of the Asian Tour International Series held in Jeju two months later and was unable to participate in the tournament for a while.
Kim Min-kyu, who swallowed regret, shook off the aftereffects of the car accident this year and has been on both the Korean and Asian tours.
Meanwhile, LIV (Liv) golf players occupied the top ranks. Anser, who joined from last year’s Liv Series in Portland, took first place, and Sebastian Muñoz (Colombia), who recently headed to Liv, took second place (6 under par, 64 strokes).
Sergio Garcia (Spain) and Louis Oosthizen (South Africa) were tied for third place (5 under par 65 strokes).
On the other hand, Dustin Johnson (USA), the prize money champion of Liv Golf last year, withdrew due to a back injury.
Among Korean players, Lee Tae-hee (39) tied for 18th place (2 under par 68 strokes). Kim Bio (33) from the ‘Asian Tour Rookie of the Year’ tied for 100th place (4 over par 74 strokes) with Lee Geun Lee (30).