1st Seongjae Lim President’s Cup Golf Power Ranking… Joohyung Kim, Energy CEO

The United States and the men’s international golf tournament begin on the 22nd.

Joo-Hyung Kim and his caddy, Joe Scobrunn

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(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Dongchan Kim = In the President’s Cup Golf Tournament starting on the 22nd, Seongjae Lim (24) and Joohyung Kim (20) are expected to be key players in the international team.

The President’s Cup, a men’s golf competition between the United States and an international team, begins on the 22nd in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

Among the 12 players in the international team, there are four Korean players: Im Seong-jae, Kim Joo-hyeong, Lee Kyung-hoon (31), and Kim Si-woo (27).

According to the power ranking presented by the Professional Golf Tour of America (PGA) on the Internet website on the 20th, Im Seong-jae was ranked first and was evaluated to play the role of ‘ace’ of the international team, and Kim Joo-hyung also fourth.

Regarding Im Seong-jae, he said, “I’m expected to compete almost every day because he is the most versatile Korean player.

Seongjae Lim had a good record of 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss at the 2019 Australian Championships, the previous Presidents Cup.

Kim Joo-hyung also said, “This is my first time participating in the competition, but it’s a locomotive that moves forward at full speed.”

From left: Lee Kyung-hoon, Choi Kyung-ju, Kim Joo-hyeong, Im Seong-jae
From left: Lee Kyung-hoon, Choi Kyung-ju, Kim Joo-hyeong, Im Seong-jae

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In particular, the PGA Tour Internet website published a separate article about Kim Joo-hyung, and Joo-hyung described Kim as the ‘Chief Energy Officer’ of the international team.

About Kim Joo-hyung, who is 20 this year, the PGA Tour said, “I set a record for being the youngest player to win 2nd place on the PGA Tour since World War II.”

International team leader Trevor Immelman (South Africa) also praised, “Kim Joo-hyung is young, but mature and flexible” and “a great player who is full of passion.”

Kim Joo-hyung also expressed his will, saying, “I want to infuse energy into the team,” and “I will take on such a role as a young player.”

He said, “It won’t be easy (against the United States, where there are many of the top ranks), but if we come together as a team, there will be opportunities,” he said.

In this article, Seongjae Lim’s performance in the 2019 tournament was also reported.

The international team had a disadvantage because the players had different languages ​​and cultural differences, but in 2019, Vice President Choi Gyeong-ju and Lim Seong-jae performed well.

Adam Scott (Australia) from the international team also said, “Kim Joo-hyung is the player we want. If his confidence leads to a good performance, he can become a powerful weapon for us.”

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