Kim Si-woo (28) moved one step closer to advancing to the round of 16 with Pajuk’s two consecutive victories at the PGA Tour Dell Technologies Match Play Championship (total prize money of 20 million dollars).
On the 24th (Korean time) at the Austin Country Club in Austin, Texas, USA, Siwoo Kim won 4&3 (4 holes leaving 3 holes) against top seed Viktor Hoblan 먹튀검증(Norway) in the second round of the 8th group of the group stage on the second day of the tournament.
Kim Si-woo, who defeated Chris Kirk (USA) in the first match the previous day, ran two consecutive wins to further increase the possibility of advancing to the round of 16. Siwoo Kim will play against Matt Kucha (USA) in the third match.
While the second game was in progress, Kucha and Kirk in the same group continued all-square (tied) until the 15th hole, and Kucha took a lead by 1 hole at the 16th hole.
Kim Si-woo, who started off with a good start by defeating Kirk in the first game, took the lead with Hoblan’s mistake at the beginning of the game. Hoblan bogeyed on holes 1 and 3 (above par 4), and Si-woo Kim kept the par and took the lead by 2 holes.
In the 5th hole (par 4), Kim Si-woo caught a birdie from a distance of about 5.5m and ran away one more hole. In the 6th hole (par 5), both tied with a birdie.
Kim Si-woo, who was leading by three holes, finished the first half with a 4UP by attaching the second shot from 116 yards in the 9th hole (par 4) to the 4m hole and connecting it with a birdie.
Kim Si-woo, who took a lead by 4 holes and took the win, gave up the 13th hole (par 4), but caught a birdie on the 14th hole (par 4) to keep the lead by 4 holes, tied the 15th hole (par 4) and won by 4 holes with 3 holes left. confirmed
Two wins set the stage for the round of 16, but if Kucha of the same group defeats Kirk, he must record two wins to cover the protagonist of the round of 16 in the third round. If there is a tie, a sudden-death extension from the first hole will determine who advances to the round of 16.
After winning the first game, Kim Si-woo said, “There are important rounds left tomorrow and the day after tomorrow.” Then, I think there will be good results.”
Kim Si-woo, who is participating in this tournament for the 5th time, tied for 9th place in 2018, the best result. He tied for 18th in last year’s event.
World No. 2 John Rahm (Spain), who lost to Rickie Fowler (USA) the previous day, revived the embers of advancing to the round of 16 by winning 4-3 against Keith Mitchell (USA).
Lee Kyung-hoon (32) was defeated 4&2 by Patrick Cantlay (USA) and was unable to advance to the round of 16 with two consecutive losses. Cantlay climbed to first place in the group with two consecutive wins.