Played golf with the greatest stars” “Played golf with the greatest stars (GOAT).”
‘Little Tom the Engine’ Kim Joo-hyung (21), who is receiving a lot of attention on the PGA Tour, posted on his social network service (SNS) on the 4th that swimming emperor Michael Phelps (USA) and men’s golf world No. 1 John Ram (Spain) and American professional football (NFL) star JJ Watt (USA) uploaded a commemorative photo of a practice round and drew attention.
Kim Joo-hyung, ranked 14th in the world in men’s golf, played 18 holes with Phelps and Ram at the TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course (par 71) in Phoenix, Arizona. Kim Joo-hyung, who tied for 6th at the American Express, which John Rahm won, skipped the Farmers Insurance Open and the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to open on the 9th. are doing
The golf course where Kim Joo-hyung has been with great stars is the same course where the Phoenix Open is held. It is not known in detail how Kim Joo-hyung and Ram got along with Phelps and Watts at the scene where they were sweating while preparing for the next tournament, but it was clear that Joo-hyung Kim enjoyed a status worthy of the emerging young gun of the PGA Tour. Jon Lam also posted the same photo on social media, revealing a scorecard showing himself with 69 and JJ Watt with 102. The scores of Phelps and Joo-Hyung Kim are not known.
What draws attention is the fact that Kim Joo-hyung was the shortest among them. Kim Joo-hyung posted on social media, “P.S. i’m not that small #Still 6 feet,” he wrote. Kim Joo-hyung, who is by no means short as a golfer at 1m83, looked like a ‘little boy’ in front of Watts (1m96), Phelps (1m93), and John Rahm (1m88).
In Kim Joo-hyung’s post, JJ Watt, who is considered one of the best defenders of all time in the NFL, said, “It would be nice if you could look at my putt line every time I play golf.” he commented. Kim Joo-hyung also said, “I wrote it down. Please call me anytime.” 메이저놀이터
The WM Phoenix Open is one of the 13 special events (separate from the four major events) that the PGA Tour mandates top players to participate starting this year. World No. 1 Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), who missed the Sentry Tournament of Champions, the first special event this year held in Hawaii as the first “Full Field” special event in 2023 where all players participate and cut elimination applies, and 2nd place Scotty Scheffler (USA) and third place John Lahm all participate.
The Phoenix Open is a tournament famous as a ‘golf liberation area’ where 500,000 to 600,000 galleries enter every year to cheer and boo the players to their heart’s content while enjoying alcoholic beverages such as beer. Expectations are high as it is a perfect match for Kim Joo-hyung, a ‘confident young man’ who enjoys cheering from large crowds and likes to communicate with fans.