Joo-hyung Kim will face world number one Scotty Scheffler in the group stage of the World Golf Championship (WGC) Dell Technologies Match Play (total prize money of 20 million dollars) starting on the 23rd (Korean time). In order for Kim Joo-hyung to advance to the round of 16, he has to top the group, but Schaeffler is strong in match play, so difficulties are expected.
According to the tournament grouping announced on the 21st, Kim Joo-hyung was placed in Group 1 along with Schaeffler, Alex Noren, and Davis Riley. Kim Joo-hyung has to play the first game against Noren, then Riley and Schaeffler in turn.
For Kim Joo-hyung to advance to the round of 16, he needs to finish first in the group stage. Noren and Riley are ranked lower than Kim Joo-hyung, so it is highly likely that it will be a relatively easy match. The problem is that the world’s No. 1 Sheppler is in the same group. Schaeffler has won two victories in the past month, winning the WM Phoenix Open and the Players Championship, the fifth major tournament, and is the match play defending champion. He also shows a strong side in match play, recording 2 wins and 1 draw in the 2021 Ryder Cup. 메이저사이트
It is also strong in match play. Schaeffler won the championship last year by defeating Kevin Kisner, and in 2021, he lost to Billy Horshall and took second place in the match play competition.
Kim Joo-hyung emerged as a rising star last year on the PGA Tour by winning two victories at high speed at the Wyndham Championship and the Shriners Children’s Open. But he hasn’t lived up to expectations, finishing outside the top 30 in all four of his recent events.
However, if Kim Joo-hyung revives the fighting spirit he showed at the Presidents Cup last year, the outcome is unknown. Golf Week, an American golf media outlet, included the match between Kim Joo-hyung and Schaeffler as one of the 10 must-watch matches in the match play group stage.
Seongjae Lim is seeded 16 and will play alongside Tommy Fleetwood, JT Poston and Maverick McNealy. Siwoo Kim, seeded at number 40, faces Viktor Hoblan, Chris Kirk and Matt Kucher, while Kyung-hoon Lee plays alongside Patrick Cantlay, Brian Harmon and Nick Taylor.