Kang Seong-hoon (38) flew to Phoenix, but failed to participate in the Monday qualifying round for the PGA Tour WM Phoenix Open (total prize money of 20 million dollars).
USA Today Sports Golf Week in the US said on the 7th, “As the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am ended on Monday (local time), there was a significant change in the number of participants in the Phoenix Open Monday qualifying round.” It was late,” he said.
Kang Seong-hoon completed the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am held at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Monterey, near San Francisco, California on the 6th, and held the Monday qualifying round for the Phoenix Open at 1:40 pm (local time) at TPC Scottsdale Pine Course in Phoenix, Arizona. appeared to be able to participate.
However, Kang Seong-hoon arrived at Phoenix Scotts Dale Airport on a flight this morning, but he landed 30 minutes before tee-off, so he could not make it on time. It was about 10 km from the airport to the stadium. Golf Week reported, “Kang Seong-hoon, who tied for 29th at Pebble Beach, and Eric Cole, who tied for 15th, flew on the same flight, but failed to achieve their goals.” 메이저사이트
However, Aaron Badley (Australia), who finished the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am the day before, attended the Monday qualifying round at 1:20 p.m. Baddley, who has a home in Scottsdale, Arizona, seems to have taken an overnight flight or chose to travel overland after the game the day before. It takes about 12 hours by car from Pebble Beach to Scottsdale. Golf Week said, “Baddeley came to the competition site after sleeping in his bed.”
Golf Week reported that a total of 118 people, including some PGA Tour players who did not make it to the entry for the WM Phoenix Open, the first full-field special event of the year, applied for the Monday qualifying round, but as the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am ended a day late, the actual number of participants decreased to 96. told
As a result of the Monday qualifying round, three players, including Andri Metzger from Scottsdale, who scored 7 under par 65, earned the right to participate in the tournament. Badley, who won four PGA Tour victories, including the 2007 Phoenix Open, which was held under the name of the FBR Open, missed the opportunity by two strokes to two with a tie for second place (6 under par 66 strokes).
Ahn Byeong-hun, who finished the rest of the final round at Pebble Beach that day, also failed to participate in the Monday preliminary round.