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Kim Seong-hyun gained confidence after finishing runner-up at the Fortinet Championship. “It is meaningful to take second place on the same day as senior Choi Gyeong-ju.”

“I gained confidence in the future. “I will do well in the remaining fall series and raise my FedEx Cup ranking.”

Rookie Kim Seong-hyun (25) took second place, his personal best, at the Fortinet Championship (total prize money of $8.4 million), the first tournament of the PGA Tour’s fall series.

In the final round of the tournament held at the Silverado Resort & Spa (par 72, 7,123 yards) in Napa, California, USA on the 18th, Kim Seong-hyun took 4 birdies without bogey and recorded a total of 19 under par 269 strokes with 4 under par 68 strokes, and Sahis Sigala ( He ranked second, two strokes behind (21 under par, 267 strokes, USA).

Seong-Hyun Kim, who advanced to the PGA Tour last fall with a top result on the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour (Part 2), achieved his best performance in his debut by tying for 4th place at the Shriners Children’s Open (October). Sigala took home the prize money of $1.512 million (about 2 billion won), and Seong-Hyun Kim also took home $915,600 (about 1.213 billion won).

Kim Seong-hyun, who celebrated his 25th birthday on this day, started off tied for second place with Sigala by 2 strokes, but was unable to reduce the number of strokes in the first half, and at one point fell by 5 strokes. Kim Seong-hyun, who recorded his first birdie at the 10th hole (par 4), followed up with consecutive birdies at the 15th and 16th holes, and finished brilliantly with one less stroke at the 18th hole (par 5).

Kim Seong-hyun rose 26 places from 83rd to 57th by adding 300먹튀검증 fall series FedEx Cup points, which are only applied to players who finished outside the top 50 in the FedEx Cup rankings until the regular competition just before the playoffs. Players ranked 51st to 60th in the FedEx Cup rankings through the fall series will be eligible to participate in the Sentry Tournament of Champions, the opening game of the 2024 season, and two special competitions. Players ranked in the top 50 before the playoffs have already solidified their eligibility to participate in all special competitions next year.

Kim Seong-hyun, who is aiming to enter the top 60, said, “I tried to play mentally solid this week and gained confidence,” and added, “After playing Sigala yesterday, I played with top-class Justin Thomas today, and I can see why he is a great player. I was able to. “He praised my play, and we had a fun round together.”

When the host asked how he felt about Choi Kyung-ju, a mentor to Korean players, who also finished second in the PGA Tour Champions today, he said, “He is a senior I respect. “It’s very special that he finished second on the PGA Tour and Champions at the same time on the same day,” he said. “I cherish our relationship.”

Sigala, who started playing golf with the support of his parents, who are Indian immigrants, and debuted on the PGA Tour in 2021, enjoyed the thrill of his first win in his 74th tournament. Sigala, who finally won with the enthusiastic support of her family living in California, was happy, saying, “This is a win for my entire family who always supported me.”

Kyung-Hoon Lee tied for 14th place (11 under par, 277 strokes), Bae Sang-moon tied for 52nd place (5 under par, 283 strokes), and Seong-Hoon Kang ranked 65th (1 under par, 287 strokes).

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