A safari course with crocodiles and geese is considered a zoo, but it is a golf course.
At the Honda Classic Golf Tournament held here, Korean star Seong-jae Lim will try to win his first championship in three years.
This is Reporter Jeong Yoon-cheol.
A huge crocodile leisurely diving into the golf course water hazard.
From herons that move quickly and hunt for food, to baby geese that follow their mother.
The battlefield of the Honda Classic, called the ‘zoo’, is the PGA National Champion Course.
Occasionally, an unfunny happening occurs in which a golfer, startled by a goose that intrudes into the course during a game, runs away.
Korea’s leading star Lim Seong-jae has a deep relationship with this course.
Because it is the place of honor for his first win in his 50th event on the Tour.
Im Seong-jae, who is aiming to recapture the throne after 3 years, started the first round of this year’s tournament smoothly. 메이저사이트
Lim Seong-jae reduced 3 strokes in the first half alone with his long-term iron shot and stable putting.
His crisis came in the notorious ‘Bear Trap’, with huge water hazards and changeable winds.
He successfully landed on the 16th hole green, but committed a 3-putt bogey in the misfortune of getting the ball round the hole.
However, Im Seong-jae did not waver any longer and changed his mood by adding a birdie on the last 18th hole.
[Lim Seong-jae / Pro golfer]
“I think it was difficult today as the wind blew a little in the second half, but I hope we can finish well and do well in the second round tomorrow.”
Meanwhile, the name ‘Honda Classic’ will disappear at the end of this year.
This is because Japanese automaker Honda has decided to stop sponsoring the event after 42 years.
Attention is focusing on whether Im Seong-jae will be able to stand tall as the last champion in the garden where he won his first championship.
This is Channel A News Jung Yoon-cheol.