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The World’s Largest PGA Championship ‘Wanamaker Trophy’… ‘Korean Brothers’ lifts up

The ‘Wanamaker Trophy’ of the PGA Championship, the second major tournament of the men’s golf season, weighs 12.25kg and is 71.12cm tall, making it the largest trophy in the world. Yang Yong-eun (51), who defeated Tiger Woods in 2009 to become the first Asian player to win a major tournament and lift the Wanamaker trophy, said, “It is a heavy touch that I will never forget.” The name of the trophy is derived from the name of Rodman Wanamaker, a department store conglomerate who helped form the PGA of America in 1916. The original trophy, which suffered a loss in the 1920s, is kept at the PGA Museum in Florida, and the trophy used at the annual awards ceremony is a replica made in 1928.

The PGA creates a separate 85% size replica for the winner.

Can the Korean Brothers, who have recently risen, taste the trophy again at the PGA Championship, which opens on the 18th at Oak Hill Country Club (par 70, 7394 yards) in Rochester, New York, USA?

Im Seong-jae (25), Kim Si-woo (28), Kim Joo-hyung (21), Lee Gyeong-hoon (32), and Yang Yong-eun (51) will participate in this year’s competition. Yang Yong-eun, who plays an active role in the PGA Champions Tour, where players over 50 years old play, will compete as a previous champion.

Lim Seong-jae won 먹튀검증the Korean Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour Woori Finance Championship on the 14th by 5 strokes and started immediately to the stage of the decisive battle. Lim Seong-jae promised his promotion, saying, “I am tired, but I feel great.” On the 15th, Kim Si-woo won the runner-up by one stroke after a great match with Jason Day (36, USA) at AT&T Byron Nelson on the US PGA Tour. Kim Si-woo said, “It was the best preparation process for a major tournament.” Kim Joo-hyung, who won two wins last year, increased his driving distance by 20 to 30 yards through full-scale bodybuilding. ‘Eldest brother’ Lee Kyung-hoon is also showing steady performance by passing the cut 14 times in 17 competitions this season.

The second round of major tournaments between PGA Tour players and LIV series players, who competed for pride at the Masters in April, is also interesting.

In the Masters, Jon Rahm (Spain) of the PGA Tour won the championship, but Brooks Koepka (USA) and Phil Mickelson (USA) of LIV tied for second place and Patrick Reed (USA) tied for fourth place, showing fierce momentum. seemed There are 17 LIV players participating in the PGA Championship this year. LIV, which was launched in June of last year, has never won a major tournament since then. ‘Golf Emperor’ Tiger Woods (USA) is unable to participate in the tournament due to recent ankle surgery, but it is expected that the competition for the championship will be heated between world No.

Ram’s momentum to challenge for the third major championship after the 2021 US Open and this year’s Masters is fierce, and McIlroy will challenge for the third time in his career following 2012 and 2014. Justin Thomas (USA), who won this event last year, is also aiming for his third PGA Championship win, including the 2017 event. Jordan Spieth (USA) will achieve the ‘Career Grand Slam’ if he wins this tournament.

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