A rich record feast is predicted at the 2023 Masters Tournament, which opens at Augusta National Golf Club (par 72) in Augusta, Georgia, USA from the night of the 6th (Korean time).
Scotty Scheffler (USA), the world’s No. 1, will try to win for the second consecutive year following last year, and ‘golf emperor’ Tiger Woods (USA) will go on a hunt for three rabbits: 6 wins in the Masters, 16 majors, and 83 wins on the PGA Tour. .
Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) is also eager to win his 15th Masters title. This year, he aims again to complete the career grand slam puzzle that he has not been able to solve for the past eight years.
World No. 1 Schaeffler, 2 consecutive victories in 21 years after Woods
Schaeffler, who won her first major title at the Masters last year, will challenge for a second consecutive title this year.
Tiger Woods, who wore a green jacket in 2001 and 2002, was the last to win the Masters two years in a row. After that, he was not allowed to defend the title for 20 years.
Schaeffler tied for 19th in his first appearance in 2020 and tied for 18th in 2021, and last year he was the only one to write a double-digit under par (10 under par) and wore a green jacket for the first time in his life.
He played 12 rounds and scored under par in the 9th round, and the only over-par round was 1 over-par 73 recorded in the 1st round in 2021. He wrote down even par in the 3rd round of 2020 and the 2nd round of 2022.
The minimum stroke was a 5 under par 67 recorded in the second round last year.
Woods challenges Nicklaus for most Masters wins
‘Golf Emperor’ Tiger Woods (USA), who has won 82 times on the PGA Tour, will challenge Jack Nicklaus (USA) to tie the record for most Masters wins in his 25th appearance in the Masters.
After wearing the green jacket for the first time in 1997, Woods won a total of five championships in 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2019. If you add just 1 win, you will tie with Nicklaus, who has the most wins with 6 wins.
Woods has participated in nine major tournaments since winning the Masters in 2019, but missed the cut in four tournaments and withdrew from last year’s PGA Championship. He made the cut in four events, but his best finish was a tie for 21st at the 2019 US Open.
McIlroy, Career Grand Slam ‘9th out of 8’
Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) will start his career grand slam 8th and 9th. 스포츠토토
McIlroy, who has a record of 23 victories on the PGA Tour, has won four majors. He topped the 2011 US Open, 2012 PGA Championship, and 2014 PGA Championship and The Open. McIlroy, who has collected trophies in three of the four major tournaments, has challenged the Career Grand Slam since the Masters in 2015, but has yet to achieve his dream. He did not wear the green jacket as he finished fourth in 2015, tied for fifth in 2018, and finished runner-up last year.
Will Kim Joo-hyung rewrite the record of winning the first match that has been closed for 43 years?
There are 16 players competing in the Masters for the first time and challenging to win. Among them, five members of the PGA Tour are Kim Joo-hyung (21), who won the Wyndham Championship in August last year and the Shriners Children’s Open in October, Kurt Kitayama, who won the Arnold Palmer Invitational this year, Taylor Moore, Adam Svensson, and Cyce Tigala. am.
There are only three players who have won the first championship at the 87th Masters this year.
Following Horton Smith (1934), the first winner of the Masters, Sam Sneed (1935) first competed and won the second championship. The most recent record is Fuzzy Zoller, who won in 1979. For the next 43 years, no first-time Masters player ever wore a green jacket. Tiger Woods (USA), who won 5 victories in the Masters alone, first won in 1997 in his third tournament.