PGA Tour Lee Kyung-hoon “Challenge for 3 consecutive wins… I feel comfortable just coming here”
- on May 10, 2023
Lee Kyung-hoon, who is trying to win the PGA Tour AT&G Byron Nelson (total prize money of 9.5 million dollars) for three consecutive years, showed confidence, saying, “I feel comfortable every time I come here.” .
Lee Kyung-hoon will participate in the PGA Tour AT&T Byron Nelson, which opens on the 11th at TPC Craig Ranch (par 71, 7,414 yards) in McKinney, Texas, USA.
Lee Gyeong-hoon, who has two victories on the PGA Tour, won both victories in this tournament.
He won his first win in this tournament in 2021, and continued his good relationship with this tournament by succeeding in his second consecutive victory last year.
Lee Kyung-hoon is the only Korean player to win the same tournament for two consecutive years on the PGA Tour.
In an online interview with Korean reporters on the 10th, Lee Kyung-hoon, who is aiming for a third consecutive victory this year, said, “I got good energy from last week’s top 10,” and “I feel good because my confidence has grown compared to last year.” .
He said, “It’s a lie if I say I’m not greedy for three consecutive wins,” and expressed his determination, “But I don’t want to feel too much pressure, and I’ll play with gratitude just for having the opportunity to challenge for three consecutive wins.”
Lee Kyung-hoon, who has not yet won a championship this season, placed 3rd in The CJ Cup in October last year, tied for 7th at the Sentry Champions Tournament in January this year, and tied for 8th at the Wells Fargo Championship last week.
When asked why this course is particularly strong, Lee Kyeong-hoon replied, “The fairways are wide, so I can hit the driver with confidence, and I putt well.”
When he won his first win on the PGA Tour, his wife (Yoo Ju-yeon) was about to give birth, and he was with his daughter for two wins last year. did.
As a father, he said, “I used to feel very depressed when the game didn’t go well, but now when I go home, I have a child and I스포츠토토 laugh non-stop, so I’m happy regardless of the outcome of the competition.”
He also said that the memory of winning the championship for two years is, of course, vivid.
He recalled, “I played a practice round today, and every time I hit, I remembered where the ball went and where I putt.” did.
Lee Gyeong-hoon, who won the championship for the first time in his 80th tournament at the time, sent a tee shot 1m to the side of the hole on the 17th hole (par 3), grabbed a birdie and ran away by 3 strokes, consolidating his victory.
In 2021, he won the championship by three strokes over Sam Burns (USA), and last year he beat Jordan Spieth (USA) by one stroke.
In a recent practice, he said, “I tend to go back and forth a lot to the right, so I use my strength to catch the inconsistent parts, but I pay attention to the parts where I try to stay in the center without being pushed back.” .
The tricky hole was the 16th hole (par 4).
Lee Kyung-hoon explained, “It’s okay if the wind blows from behind, but the length of the course is burdensome if the wind blows from the front.”
Lee Kyung-hoon said, “First of all, my goal is to win this season. If I can win this week, it would be perfect.
Lee Gyeong-hoon, along with Scotty Scheffler (USA) and Jason Day (Australia), will start the first round at 2:44 a.m. Korean time on the 12th.
AT&T Byron Nelson has continued to win recent Korean players, including Kang Sung-hoon in 2019 and Lee Kyung-hoon in 2021 and 2022. In 2020, the tournament was not held due to the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19).