Tom Hogi (33, USA) broke the course record by hitting 10 under par, escaping from the risk of missing the cut at the PGA Tour Players Championship (total prize money of 25 million dollars), which is called the 5th major tournament. erected
In the first round of the tournament held on the 10th (Korean time) at the Sawgrass TPC Stadium Course (par 72) in Pontevedra Beach, Florida, USA, he hit 6 over par and was pushed to the bottom.
He turned on the airline app and booked a plane ticket home to Dallas for 2:59 p.m. the next day. He had a strong premonition of missing the cut and booked a plane ticket early to go home after the second round. However, in the second round held the next day, Hogi hit a 4 under par 68 and caught up with the cutoff standard with a total of 2 over par. However, because the second round was postponed due to a thunderstorm, he did not know if he would definitely miss the cut, so he postponed his plane ticket to the next day, Saturday at 2:59 pm. 안전놀이터
On Saturday, the local date, all the remaining games of the 2nd round were over, and Hogi managed to advance to the 3rd round by recording a 2-over par, which is the cutoff standard. In the end, Ho-gi, who also canceled his flight ticket on Saturday, made 10 birdies without a bogey in the third round and set a course record with a 10-under-par 62. Breaking the previous record of 63 strokes held by nine players, he played a perfect match with shot accuracy of 78.57% (11/14) and 88.89% (16/18) of the green hit rate.
Hogi said, “It was only after I received the score that I realized that I had set a course record. “I thought it was a fool to miss the cut earlier, but I was excited just to advance to the third round,” he said.
Hogi, who recorded a total of 8 under par 208 strokes until the 3rd round, is tied for 8th place by 6 strokes with the sole leader Scotty Scheffler (USA). Hogi is the player who won his first PGA Tour victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February last year.
He said his only complaint at the $25 million tournament, the highest on the tour, was that the players’ meals were too healthy. I want to celebrate today’s round with a cheeseburger.”