It was belatedly known that Jordan Spieth (30, USA), a star representing the American Professional Golf (PGA) tour, invited Kim Joo-hyung (21) to his house last Christmas. Kim Joo-hyung said that he grew rapidly closer to Spieth as he recently moved to Spieth’s hometown of Dallas and began practicing with Spieth’s longtime coach, Cameron McCormick.
Kim Joo-hyung told this in an interview after finishing the first round of the PGA Tour Sentry Tournament of Champions (total prize money of 15 million dollars)메이저놀이터 held at the Kapalua Plantation Course (par 73) in Maui, Hawaii on the 6th (Korean time).
Kim Joo-hyung, who pulled out 2 eagles and 5 birdies and wrote down 1 bogey on this day and wrote 8 under par 65 strokes, Kim Joo-hyung, who was co-leader Colin Morikawa, JJ Spawn (above USA), and John Rahm (Spain), placed 4th alone, one stroke behind. went up
In a post-game interview, when he said, “I heard the story of going to Spieth’s house on Christmas,” Kim Joo-hyung said, “The more I spend time with Jordan, the closer I get. He came home on the same plane as Jordan after the Hero World Challenge last month.”
In particular, when Kim Joo-hyung, who first moved to the Dallas area, spent Christmas without his family, Spieth invited Kim Joo-hyung to his house. Spieth served dinner buffet-style, and even his son Sammy had a great time with Kim Joo-hyung.
Kim Joo-hyung said, “I was grateful that Jordan invited me. He recalled going to his house and seeing the baby together and having a special time,” he recalled.
Spieth and Kim Joo-hyung also played together in the first round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions held that day. Kim Joo-hyung ranked fourth with an 8-under par, and Spieth tied for 11th with a 6-under-par 67 with 7 birdies and 1 bogey. Joohyung Kim added, “It was really cool to play with him today.”
The highlight of the day for Kim Joo-hyung was that he hit two eagles on the 6th hole (par 4) and the 15th hole (par 4). In the 16th hole, the second shot, calculated as 107 yards and hit with a 53-degree wedge, was sucked into the cup, and in the 15th hole, the second shot with the fairway wood was placed 1.7m in front of the pin to catch the eagle.
Kim Joo-hyung said, “Thanks to the caddy’s good distance calculation,” and after turning the ball, he was satisfied with the game that day, saying, “The game seemed to be a little slow in the first half, but it was a good first round to start the new year.”
In addition, Kim Joo-hyung smiled as he replied, “I try not to think too much” about playing wearing the newly contracted Nike cap and clothing from this tournament, but “I feel very proud and full of confidence.”