‘Golf Liberation Zone’, a special tournament, PGA Tour Phoenix Open… Top Ranker All Out
The golf liberation zone competition, where drunken singing and dancing and loud singing are allowed, begins.
The PGA Tour WM Phoenix Open will be held at TPC Scottsdale (par 71) in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA for four days from the 9th (Korean time).
The Phoenix Open is different from other calm competitions. This is because the spectators can cheer freely, such as singing and dancing and singing loudly. For this reason, it was nicknamed the ‘Golf Liberation Zone’.
In particular, the 16th hole, called the Coliseum, is famous. It is a short par 3 hole of 162 yards, but spectator seats that can accommodate 20,000 people cover the entire course, reminiscent of a Roman gladiator arena. 메이저사이트Cheers and booing poured out for each player’s shot.
From this year, as the Phoenix Open has been upgraded to a ‘special event’, the total prize money has more than doubled from $8.2 million to $20 million this year. The winning prize also amounts to 3.6 million dollars (approximately 4.5 billion won).
The PGA Tour has designated 17 special events starting this year. The special tournament increased the total prize money to at least 15 million dollars. It is a dimension to prevent players from leaving the LIV Golf Invitational Series.
Top rankers are obliged to participate in special competitions. Players in the top 20 of the PGA Tour Impact Index can only miss one out of 17 events. As a result, the first men’s golf ‘big match’ of this year was concluded as all the world rankings from 1 to 3 participated.
Rory McIlroy, who returned to world No. 1 with three wins last year, also won the DP World Tour Dubai Desert Classic, which he participated in for the first time this year.
2nd place Scotty Scheffler won his first PGA Tour title in this event last year. Starting with winning this tournament, he swept four wins in two months, including the Masters.
3rd place Yon Lam is also riding the details. Ram won the Sentry Tournament of Champions and the American Express this year, winning two victories in January alone.
This year’s event will feature 18 of the top 20 players in the world rankings. 14th place Kim Joo-hyung will also participate in this tournament. Attention is drawn to whether the unique free ‘guts’ can work in the golf liberation area. Im Seong-jae, who is ranked 18th in the world, will challenge for the championship. Im Seong-jae and Kim Joo-hyung were ranked 9th and 12th respectively in the tournament power rankings selected by the PGA official website.
Kim Si-woo, who won his first championship this year at the Sony Open last month, is also on the hunt for his second win of the season.