The 3rd round of the Players Championship, the ‘fifth major’ of the American Professional Golf (PGA) tour, was the day of new records and new records.
Tom Hogi (USA) escaped from the risk of missing the cut and rose to the top by writing a course record, and Jerry Kelly (USA), who played on the senior tour, succeeded in passing the oldest cut. The second hole-in-one of the year was made on the 17th hole (par 3), and great eagle shots were poured.
In the third round of the tournament held on the 12th at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course (par 72, 7256 yards) in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA, he took 10 birdies without a bogey and recorded 10 under par 62 strokes, with an interim total of 8 under par 208 strokes. tied for 8th place.
The 10 under par 62 strokes exceeded the previous record of 9 under par 63 strokes recorded by 9 players including Dustin Johnson (USA) last year by one stroke. After passing through the cut-off in the second round, Hogi set a new record in the third round, drawing more attention. After starting the first round with a 6-over-par 78, he cut 4 strokes in the 2nd round and was delayed due to bad weather.
The U.S. Golf Channel reported that Hogi had booked a plane ticket to return home early the next day in preparation for missing the cut after a poor performance in the first round, but canceled and postponed it twice before advancing to the third round, writing a new history.
Aaron Lai (England) recorded the 12th hole-in-one in the history of the tournament on the signature hole 17th hole (par 3) Island Green. On this day, in this hole set at 122 yards, Rye’s tee shot fell past the pin and rolled about 3 to 4 meters along the backspin and downhill slope into the hole.
Lai, who had a good luck with his first appearance at the Players Championship and tied for fourth place (9 under par 207 strokes) by the third round, said, “It was the perfect distance to hit the gap wedge, and the ball hit well and flew into the sky. I am very happy to see you go into the hall. It was an unbelievable moment.”
It is the second ace on the 17th hole this year since Hayden Berkeley (USA) recorded a hole-in-one in the first round on the 10th, and the 12th hole-in-one since Brad Fable (USA) in 1986. It is the first time that two hole-in-ones have been made in one year. 토토사이트
Born in 1966, 56 years and 4 months old, Jerry Kelly scored a 2-over-par 146 until the second round and succeeded in passing the chin-up cut, tied for 65th with Tom Hogi and Kim Joo-hyung (21). Kelly is 36 years older than Kim Joo-hyung, the youngest participant in the tournament.
Kelly won the Champions Tour Calig Companies Championship last year and qualified for the Players Championship. Kelly, who won 3 PGA Tour victories and 11 victories at the senior PGA Tour Champions, rewrote the record of the oldest cut in the tournament, which was achieved in 2010 by Mark Omira (USA) at the age of 53 years and 4 months.
An impressive shot eagle also exploded. Justin Thomas (USA) recorded an eagle on the 18th hole (par 4) when his second shot, hit with 146 yards left, landed on the right side of the green and then turned left and entered the hole. Korean player Lee Min-woo (Australia), after hitting the second shot with 112 yards left in the first hole (par 4), landed on the green, moved about 1.5m to catch an eagle going into the hole, and finished second alone, two strokes behind leader Scotty Scheffler (USA), in second place (12 under par). 204 strokes).