Kim Si-woo (29) is aiming to enter the top 10 for the first time this season at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, the signature competition of the PGA Tour. The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is one of the signature competitions designated by the PGA Tour this year, with a total prize money of 20 million dollars and limited the number of participants to 80.
At the third round of the championship held at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California on Monday (Korea time), Kim had four birdies and one bogey to cut three pars. At 10-under 206 overall in the first to third rounds, Kim is tied for 14th, seven strokes behind the U.S. leader Wyndham Clark (U.S. 17-under). His ranking fell four notches from the previous day, but he is the best among Korean players.꽁머니지급
Kim, who saved one more shot in the first half, continued his momentum by adding birdies at the 11th and 13th holes (par 4) in the second half. At the 17th hole (par 3), he sent his tee shot to about 0.5 meters from the hole, and reduced one more shot. However, he made bogey at the last 18th hole (par 5), and had to be satisfied with reducing three shots on the day.
Kim Siwoo and Sam Burns.
Kim Si-woo, who has not seen his ranking drop significantly, is aiming to enter the top 10 for the first time this season. Since he is only two shots ahead of Sam Burns (12-under) who ranks 10th overall, and is also three shots ahead of the joint-sixth group (13 under), he has ample possibility to enter the top 10 on the final day. Kim Si-woo has played in three competitions before the event, and tied for 25th at The Sentry and American Express without a top 10, which is his best record of the season.
Among other Korean players, Kim Joo-hyung, Ahn Byung-hoon and Kim Sung-hyun tied for 31st with a total of seven under par. Im Sung-jae is tied for 66th (2 under par).
Wyndham Clark of the U.S., the winner of last year’s U.S. Open, took the lead by posting the lowest number of pars on a 60-shot course. He garnered two eagles and nine birdies and only one bogey, reducing his total number of pars by 12 for the day. Clark, who posted an interim tally of 17-under 199, elevated his ranking by 22 notches to the lone lead from a tie for 23rd place on the previous day. Sweden’s Shinshin Ludvig Auber came in second at 16-under, while Mathieu Pavon, the first French player to win a PGA Tour title last week, came in third at 15-under.
On the final day of the championship, strong winds of up to 20 miles per hour are expected, and the weather is expected to play a major role in the championship. Who will be the winner of the PGA Tour’s second signature competition trophy this season? JTBC Golf and JTBC Golf & Sports will broadcast the final day of the competition live from 3 a.m. on Saturday.