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Siwoo Kim roars after birdieing the 16th hole in a singles match against Justin Thomas on the final day of the President’s Cup. Charlotte (USA) = AFP / Yonhap News


[아시아경제 노우래 기자] The ‘International Team’ tormented the ‘USA Team’ until the end.

The international team recorded 5 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses in 12 singles matches on the final day of the 2022 Presidents Cup which concluded at Quail Hollow Club (par 71, 7521 yards) in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA on the 25th ( local time par). In the overall score, they lost 12.5-17.5, but there was a tremendous performance. The United States maintained its outright advantage with a record of 12 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. The Presidents Cup is an intercontinental golf competition between a team from the USA and an international team other than Europe. 1 point for a win and 0.5 points for a draw.

The international team lost 2-8 to the US team in 5 games of the first four-ball (two players alternately hitting a ball) and five four-ball on the second day (each player plays with a ball and then n choose a better score on that hole). pushed unilaterally. However, on the third day, 4 foursomes with 2 wins and 2 losses, 4 four ball games with 3 wins and 1 loss, adding 5 points to catch up with 7-11.

The international team was expected to struggle with the US team, who are way ahead in the world rankings, but they performed surprisingly well. The performance of the Korean players who participated in the event, the largest out of a total of 12 players, stood out. It’s a ‘3 wins 1 loss’ collaboration. Kim Si-woo (27) beat Justin Thomas by one hole in the first match. After a tight match up to the 17th hole, he birdied like gold on the last 18th hole (par 4) and was the first to secure the victory. The record for this tournament is 3 wins and 1 loss. “The goal was to play up to the 18th hole,” said Kim Si-woo. “It was a tough game, but I’m very happy to win.

Im Seong-jae (24) defeated Cameron Young by one hole in eight games and added one point. The record over the four days was 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. Kyung-hoon Lee (31), who made his first appearance in the President’s Cup, also surrendered on the 17th hole (par 4) to Billy Horschel in 9 games. Kyunghoon Lee presented a good record of 2 wins and 1 loss in his first appearance in the President’s Cup.

The youngest player, Kim Joo-hyeong (20), lost to Max Houma in 10 games per hole. They led by 3 holes at 11 holes, but allowed a comeback by bogeying the 12th, 13th, 14th, and 15th holes. However, ‘Energizer’ Kim Joo-hyung teamed up with Lee Kyung-hoon in the morning foursome on the third day and Kim Si-woo in the afternoon fourball and reaped two wins in a row. In particular, he succeeded in the Eagles in two consecutive games and became a top star. Kim Joo-hyung’s record in this year’s Presidents Cup is 2 wins and 3 losses. The next tournament will be held at the Royal Montreal Club in Canada in 2024.

Correspondent Nourae golfman@asiae.co.kr

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