Kyung-Hoon Lee tied for 2nd at 5 under par on the first day of the PGA Tour Wells Fargo Championship

 Kyung-hoon Lee tied for second place on the first day of the PGA Tour Wells Fargo Championship (total prize money of $20 million).

Lee Kyung-hoon hit 6 birdies and 1 bogey in the first round of the tournament held at the Quail Hollow Club (par 71) in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA on the 5th (Korean time).

He is tied for second with Kevin Strillman, Taylor Moore, Xander Chopley, and Ryan Farmer (above USA) with a 5-under-par 66. It is one stroke behind Tommy Fleetwood (England), who ranked first.

Lee Kyung-hoon, who won two career victories on the PGA Tour, participated in 15 competitions in the 2022-2023 season and achieved ‘Top 10’ twice. Third place alone at The CJ Cup in October of last year is the best result.

Previously, he experienced PGA Tour victories by achieving two consecutive victories at AT&T Byron Nelson in May 2021 and May last year.

Lee Kyung-hoon wrote down the bogey in hole 2 (par 4) that day and pulled out 3 birdies in the first half and reduced the number of strokes.

He drove 3 birdies on holes 5-7 and dropped birdie putts on holes 10 (par 5), 13 and 17 (more par 3).

Kim Joo-hyung caught only 4 birdies and tied for 7th place with Patrick Cantley and others with a 4 under par 67 strokes.

Kim Si-woo hit 5 birdies and 2 bogeys and is tied for 16th with a 3 under par 68 strokes. Lim Seong-jae is tied for 25th with a 2 under par 69 strokes.

Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), who was seeking revenge for missing the Masters Cut, finished the first round with a tie for 16th place (3 under par, 68 strokes) by hitting 4 birdies and 1 bogey.

McIlroy has won the Wells Fargo Championship three times in the past. He also has course records of 18 holes (61 pars) and 72 holes (267 pars).ㅋㅋㅋ벳

McIlroy, who celebrated his birthday on the 4th local time, received birthday wishes from the crowd.

Defending champion Max Homa (USA) faltered with a tie for 36th (1 under par 70 strokes).

This tournament is a special event on the PGA Tour, and the total prize money has more than doubled from last year’s $9 million.

The PGA Tour has designated 17 tournaments in the 2022-2023 season as special tournaments to prevent top rankers from leaving the LIV series sponsored by Saudi Arabian capital, and raised the total prize money to $20 million in most.

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