LIV golf is overpowered.
‘Hulk’ Bryson Dishambeau (USA),안전놀이터 a member of LIV Golf, won the PGA Championship (total prize money of 15 million), the second major tournament of the season that opened at Oak Hill Country Club (par 70, 7394 yards) in Rochester, New York, USA on the 18th (local time). Dollar) recorded a 4-under-par 66 in the first round to tie for second place. Eric Cole (USA) took the lead by reducing 5 strokes in 14 holes. Bad weather followed by sunset prevented some players from completing their rounds.
DeChambeau tied for six birdies and two bogeys. Starting from the 10th hole and swapping 2 birdies and 2 bogeys in the 8th hole, the number of strokes could not be reduced. However, after changing the atmosphere with consecutive birdies on the 18th and 1st holes, he took over the top of the leaderboard by catching ‘stepping-stone birdies’ on the 4th and 6th holes. He powered up a long hit of up to 366 yards and an ‘awl iron shot’ with an 83.33% green hit rate. DeChambeau has won eight career victories on the PGA Tour, including one major. His last win is the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March 2021.
LIV member Dustin Johnson (USA) also recorded a 3-under-par 67 strokes and started in a tie for third place. Scotty Scheffler (USA) and Corey Connors (Canada), who are ranked second in the world rankings of the PGA Tour, are tied for third. World No. 3 Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) was tied for 27th (1 over par 71 strokes). Phil Mickelson (USA) is also part of this group. Brooks Koepka (USA) tied for 43rd (2 over par, 72 strokes), and world No. 1 John Ram (Spain) tied for 117th (6 over par, 76 strokes).
Korean players were a bit sluggish. Kim Joo-hyung forgot 3 strokes and tied for 63rd place (3 over par 73 strokes), which is the best result. Lee Kyung-hoon and Kim Si-woo also joined the group. Yang Yong-eun, the winner of the 2009 event, also lost 6 strokes and is tied for 117th place. Lim Seong-jae, winner of last week’s Korean Tour Woori Financial Championship, struggled to adjust to the time difference and tied for 151st (10 over par 80 strokes).