[헤럴드경제 스포츠팀=정근양 기자] Kim Joo-hyung, who is participating in the PGA Tour as a special temporary member (Photo 20) continued to do well in the Rocket Mortgage Classic ($8.4 million in total prize money).
On the 29th (Korean time) at the Detroit Golf Club (par 72, 7370 yards) in Detroit, Michigan, USA on the 29th (Korean time), Kim Joo-hyung hit a 3-under par 69 with 5 birdies and 2 bogeys in a tie 33 with Kang Sung-hoon (35). departed upwards.
Kim Joo-hyung of Kyonggyo seems to have quickly adapted to the PGA Tour thanks to his long overseas tour life. He’s been playing consistently good since he finished solo third at the Genesis Scottish Open three weeks ago. Kim Joo-hyung can become an official member by placing in the top 125 FedEx Cup points in the remainder of this season. Kim Joo-hyung is currently ranked 39th in the world rankings.
Among Korean players, Siwoo Kim (27) had the best start. Si-woo Kim shot a 5-under 67 with 6 birdies and 1 bogey, and tied for 8th with John Hur (USA). Si-woo Kim took a break after finishing tied for 15th at The Open two weeks ago and competed in this tournament.
Tony Finau (USA), who succeeded in winning the 3M Open last week, shot an 8-under 64 to take the lead with Taylor Pendris (Canada). Pinau, who caught 8 birdies without bogey, had a chance to win for the second week in a row.
Cameron Champ (USA) tied for third with Webb Simpson (USA) with a 6-under 66. Cameron Davis (Australia), who defended the title, tied for 22nd with a 4-under 68.