Among Korean male golfers who have played or are currently playing on the PGA Tour, a total of 11 players have exceeded $5 million in career prize money. Kim Joo-hyung (21), who tied for 5th at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, which ended on the 9th, joined the ‘PGA 5 Million Dollar Man’ as the 11th Korean player. Adding to his joint 5th prize money of 555,000 dollars, Kim Joo-hyung’s career prize money increased to 5,254,923 dollars. The ranking is 314th.
South Korean players ahead of Kim Joo-hyung in the PGA Tour lifetime money list are Kyung-Joo Choi (28th with $32,803,596), Seong-Jae Lim (95th with $17,602,358), Si-Woo Kim (96th with $17,124,005) and Byeong-Hoon An (193rd with $10,292,490). dollars), 198th Kang Sung-hoon (10,188,018 dollars), 201st Wi Chang-soo (10,070,854 dollars), 210th Lee Gyeong-hoon (9,468,175 dollars), 229th Yang Yong-eun (8,768,257 dollars), 249th Noh Seung-yeol (7,477,334) dollars), and the 270th Bae Sang-moon (6,694,427 dollars).
Lim Seong-jae and Kim Si-woo are the second Korean players competing to break the 20 million dollar mark, and Lee Kyung-hoon is expected to become the 7th Korean player to become the 10 million dollar man soon.
Among the 11 players, Kim Joo-hyung is overwhelmingly faster in prize money hunting. Kim Joo-hyung, who participated in 21 competitions, earns an average of 250,234 dollars (approximately 312 million won) per competition. He is, of course, the fastest among Korean players. Lim Seong-jae, who earned $17,602,358 in 128 competitions, is earning an average of $137,518 per tournament, followed by Kim Si-woo (78,191 dollars) and Lee Kyung-hoon (76,977 dollars). In the case of Kyung-Joo Choi, who competed in 495 tournaments, he earned an average of $66,269 per tournament. You can see how fast Kim Joo-hyung is hunting for prize money. 메이저놀이터
Then, at this point, you might be wondering how much the average tournament prize money is for ‘golf emperor’ Tiger Woods (USA), who is firmly holding the top spot in the lifetime prize money rankings.
Woods, who won 82 victories in 371 tournaments and won a total of 120,895,206 dollars, earned an average of 325,863 dollars per tournament. Considering that he participated in a tournament with a much smaller prize money than 20 years ago, you will know how great the prize money was.
Kim Joo-hyung, who has surpassed 5 million dollars, is now aiming to break through 10 million dollars without even breathing.
Kim Joo-hyung, who achieved satisfactory results from the first tournament of the new year, threw a ticket to the PGA Tour Sony Open (total prize money of 7.9 million dollars) held at Waialei Country Club (par 70) in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA for four days from the 12th (local time). In this tournament with 144 players, Kim Joo-hyung ranked first in the ‘Power Ranking’ selected by the PGA Tour website, raising expectations for victory. In addition to Kim Joo-hyung, Lee Gyeong-hoon, who tied for 7th place in the Sentry Tournament of Champions, and Lim Seong-jae, who tied for 13th place, will also participate for the second consecutive week. Kim Si-woo, Ahn Byung-hoon, Kim Seong-hyeon, and 2008 Sony Open winner Choi Gyeong-ju will also compete for the title. Reporter Oh Tae-shik