Kim Sung-hyun is confident in his chances to win the PGA Sanderson Farms Championship on Saturday.
In his second season on the Professional Golf Association of America (PGA) Tour, South Korea’s Sung Hyun Kim is aiming for his first career victory.
Kim will compete in the PGA Tour’s Sanderson Farms Championship ($8.2 million purse) at the par-72 Jackson Country Club in Jackson, Mississippi, USA, on June 6.
Kim is the No. 6-ranked player on PGA Tour.com’s projected field.
He is coming off a runner-up finish at the Fortinet Championship, which concluded on March 18, two strokes behind winner Sahith Sigala (USA).
With this career-best ranking, Kim has the 10th-highest FedExCup ranking (57th) of any player entering the Sanderson Farms Championship.
For the confident Kim, this is a great opportunity to record his first career victory.
Lee Kyung-hoon, who struggled to make an impact last season, will also be looking for his third career victory.
The Sanderson Farms Championship is the second event in the PGA Tour’s Fall Series, which takes place after the Tour Championship, the final event of the 2022-2023 season.
The PGA Tour’s move to a January start to the season next year gives players who are behind in the FedExCup standings a chance to move up the FedExCup standings in the Fall Series.
Troy Merritt (USA) is a prime example of this, moving from 133rd to 118th in the FedExCup standings thanks to a tie for seventh at the Fortinet Championship.
No. 190 Kang Sung-hoon and No. 158 Noh Seung-yeol will need top-10 finishes in the Fall Series to move into the top 125 to secure a spot next year.
The most intriguing entry is Ludvig Averi (SWE).
He turned pro last June after finishing college, 바카라사이트 but he’s no stranger to the PGA Tour.
So talented that he was offered a big-money deal to play for LIV Golf while still at Texas Tech, Avery raised expectations when he topped the DP World Tour’s Omega European Masters in September.
He was also a surprise Ryder Cup selection and contributed no small amount to Europe’s 2-2 record.
His foursome with Viktor Hovlan (NOR) made headlines for their nine-hole victory over World No. 1 Scott Schauffler and Brooks Koepka.
Avery was the first player to benefit from the PGA Tour’s new program of giving the No. 1-ranked U.S. college player a Tour card.
PGAtour.com ranked Avery third on its list of favorites to win.
Mackenzie Hughes (Canada), who won the event last year, will be looking for her second straight victory.
Emiliano Grillo (Argentina), Tom Ho, Lee Hodges and Eric Cole (USA) are among the other favorites.