Kim Si-woo and Joo-hyung Kim tee off together…Korean brothers look to advance to final four
Siu Kim (28) and Joo Hyung Kim (21) have been paired together at the BMW Championship ($20 million).
Kim and Kim will compete in the BMW Championship, the second round of the FedExCup Playoffs, at Olympia Fields Country Club (Par 70) in Olympia, Illinois, USA, beginning on Monday (July 18).먹튀검증
The pair will tee off in the first round at 2:05 a.m. local time. Kim has made six appearances in the BMW Championship. His best finish was a tie for 20th at the Wyndham Championship in 2016 when he earned his first victory. He also advanced to the Tour Championship that year, finishing tied for 10th.
Kim made his first start at the BMW Championship last year and finished tied for 54th. He didn’t make it to the Tour Championship, the final round of the playoffs, but he’s determined to make a difference this time around. He overcame an ankle injury to finish tied for 24th at the FedExCup St. Jude Championship to get off to a strong start in the playoffs.
Im, 25, will play against Jordan Spieth (USA) at 11:10 p.m. Byung-Hoon Ahn (32) will tee off at 10:48 p.m. with Adam Hardwin (Canada).
Since returning to the PGA Tour this year, Byung-hoon Ahn has been consistent, earning a spot in this year’s playoffs. However, he will need to perform well in this tournament to make it to the final event, the Tour Championship.
Currently, Kim Si-woo is 17th in the FedExCup standings, Kim Joo-hyung is 18th, and Lim Sung-jae is 28th, but Ahn is 38th. He needs to move up more than eight spots.
Meanwhile, Im is on track to qualify for the Tour Championship for the fifth consecutive year. However, the Tour Championship awards bonus strokes to players ranked 1-30, so he will need to perform well at the BMW Championship to move up the standings.
A win at a Tour Championship qualifies you for the Masters, U.S. Open, and The Open Championship, and there is a lot of money at stake. Just finishing last in a Tour Championship is worth $500,000, or more than $600 million in Korean won. It will be interesting to see if the four Korean players with good momentum can reach the final four side by side.