Young Gun’ Kim Joo-hyeong (21, Nike Golf), who is attracting attention in men’s golf, challenges the Masters Tournament (total prize money of 15 million dollars). While the ‘youngest winner’ is possible as he is not yet 21 years old, Kim Joo-hyung also revealed his ‘ambition’ in his heart.
Kim Joo-hyung attended the official press conference of the 87th Masters Tournament held at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, USA on the 5th (Korean time).
Kim Joo-hyung, who quickly emerged as a ‘next-generation star’ by achieving ‘the youngest two wins’ on the PGA Tour last year, continued his momentum by joining the Nike division early this year.
A lot of attention was focused on Kim Joo-hyung even before the Masters. He was with Tiger Woods (USA) and Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) in the practice round, and was invited to an official press conference despite being a young player without a championship.
Kim Joo-hyung said, “My first memory of watching golf was Tiger Woods winning the Masters.”
He said he was deeply impressed by practicing with Woods. “There was a lot to learn just by looking at what he was doing around the green,” he said. 스포츠토토
If Kim Joo-hyung wins this tournament, he will write the record of the youngest winner in the history of the Masters in 1987. Born in June 2002, Kim Joo-hyung is currently 20 years and 10 months old.
Regarding this, Kim Joo-hyung said, “If that happens, it will definitely be a result that exceeds expectations.”
“Everyone wants to park in the Champions parking lot and go to the Champions Dinner,” he said. “Me too. I hope I can get my chance to win this Sunday (final round).”
Kim Joo-hyung said, “It’s the same in other competitions, but if an Asian player wins the Masters, the impact will be much bigger.”
Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) in 2021 is the only Asian player to have won the Masters in history.
Meanwhile, Kim Joo-hyung will play with world No. 2 Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) and No. 11 Sam Burns (USA) in the first and second rounds of this tournament. The tee-off time for the first round is 2:48 a.m. on the 7th.