Kim Si-woo, Lim Seong-jae, Kim Joo-hyung, eliminated from the WGC match round of 16.. Schaeffler, McIlroy cruise
- on Mar 25, 2023
All Korean players, including Kim Si-woo (28), Lim Seong-jae (25), Kim Joo-hyung (21), and Lee Gyeong-hun (32), failed to advance to the round of 16 in Match Play.
On the 25th (Korean time), the US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour World Golf Championship (WGC) Dell Technologies Match Play Championship (total prize money of 20 million dollars) held at the Austin Country Club in Austin, Texas, USA, the 3rd day of the 8th group group stage, the 3rd match He lost to Matt Kucha (USA) by a 7-hole difference (7&6) with 6 holes left, and with a final score of 2 wins and 1 loss, he stayed in 2nd place in the group and failed to advance to the round of 16. Kucha, who participated with the lowest seed, got a ticket to the round of 16 with 3 wins.
Kim Si-woo raised the possibility of advancing to the round of 16 by winning consecutive victories over Chris Kirk (USA) and Viktor Hovlan (Norway) in the first and second games, but could not cross the wall of Kucha.
Kim Si-woo, who gave up the hole while bogeying on the 2nd hole (par 4), was in danger of losing by giving 5 holes in a row from the 5th to the 9th hole. The 11th hole (par 3) was also given away, and the difference between the 6th hole and the 12th hole (par 5) was awarded more holes than the remaining holes.
Lim Seong-jae (Group 16) won against Tommy Fleetwood (England) by 4 holes (4&3) with 3 holes left, but finished second in the group following JT Poston (USA) who won 3 wins with 2 wins and 1 loss in the group stage. Didn’t qualify for the round of 16스포츠토토.
Lim Seong-jae, who had a good start by winning an 8-hole car win against Maverick McNealy (USA) in the first game, lost to Poston in the second game. If Poston lost to McNealy after defeating Fleetwood in the third game, an extension could be expected, but Poston won that day and was satisfied with second place in the group.
Kim Joo-hyung (group 1), who participated in the match play for the first time, lost by 3 holes with 2 holes left to world number 1 Scotty Scheffler (USA) that day, finishing the tournament in 3rd place with a record of 1 win and 2 losses. Schaeffler advanced to the round of 16 with three wins.
Kim Joo-hyung caught birdies in holes 1 and 2 in a row and took the lead by 2 holes, but gave up holes 3 and 5 and lost the lead to Scheffler, who recorded a par by making a bogey in hole 6.
Kim Joo-hyung, who was dragged by a 2-hole car after giving up the 7th hole, chased after winning the 9th and 11th holes, but gave up the 10th, 12th and 15th holes and then tied the 16th hole and lost by a 3-hole car.
Lee Kyung-hoon, who was frustrated in advancing to the round of 16 by losing the first and second matches of the group stage, lost 3&2 to Nick Taylor (Canada) in the third match as well.
At 6:30 am, with the game in progress, Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) confirmed the round of 16 with 3 wins in Group 3, Patrick Cantley (Group 4), Max Horma (Group 5), and Zander Chopley (6). Group), Jason Day (Group 9), and Sam Burns (Group 13) advanced to the round of 16.
In this tournament with 64 players, they are divided into 16 groups of 4 players each, and the 16 players who finish first in the group will advance to the round of 16. In case of a tie, a sudden-death extension is played from the first hole to determine the winner of the round of 16.