Joo Hyung Kim is tied for second place on the first day of the 2022-2023 season on the Professional Golf Association of America (PGA Tour) Playoffs (PO).Kim carded seven birdies and one bogey for a 6-under 64 on the first day of the PGA Tour’s FedEx St. Jude Championship ($20 million purse) at TPC Southwind (par-70, 7,243 yards) in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, on Monday (Nov. 11).One stroke behind leader Jordan Spieth (USA), Kim started the first round of the playoffs in a tie for second place .The event is the first round of the PGA Tour’s FedExCup Playoffs for the 2022-2023 season and is limited to the top 70 players in this season’s FedExCup standings. After this event, the top 50 players in the FedExCup standings will advance to the second round, the BMW Championship. Kim, who entered the playoff ranked 14th in the FedExCup standings, started the day on the 10th hole (par-4) and was four strokes off the lead after the first round. In the second half, Kim made three straight birdies on Nos. 2-4, including a long birdie putt of about 9.5 meters on No. 4 (par-3).His only disappointment came on the seventh hole (par-4) when his tee shot went into the right rough. Kim’s longest drive of the day, a 322-yarder, and his 24 putts on the greens to end the first round propelled him to the top of the leaderboard. Kim is currently out of form after injuring his ankle during a major tournament in July. The ankle injury also prevented Kim from defending his Wyndham Championship title earlier this month after finishing runner-up at the Open. “I’ve been rehabbing hard,” he said in a post-round one interview, “and it was really painful to be able to watch the Wyndham Championship, which I won last year, only on TV at home.” “I’ve been rehabbing hard for about two weeks, but it seems like it took a long time,” Kim said, “but I feel like I’ve started a new season now that I’m competing.” “It’s not perfect yet,” he said of his ankle, “I still have trouble using my leg muscles, so I have to be careful and monitor it for a few weeks until it’s completely healed. “Leader Spieth took a one-stroke lead after his chip shot from outside the green on the 16th (par-5) hole went in for eagle .Colin Morikawa (USA) and Emiliano Grillo (Argentina) are tied for third at 5-under 65.Morikawa announced 스포츠토토존 that he will donate $1,000 (approximately $1.3 million) for every birdie he makes during this playoff to help the victims of the wildfires on the U.S. island of Maui, Hawaii. Morikawa had six birdies and one eagle on the day .Lim Sung-jae and Ahn Byung-hoon are tied for 15th at 3-under 67, while Kim Si-woo is tied for 34th at 2-under 68.Yon Rahm (Spain), who began play atop the FedExCup standings, shot a 3-over-par 73 and is tied for 65th in the 70-player field. World No. 1 and No. 2 Scottie Shaffler (USA) and Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) finished the first round at 3-under-par 67 and tied for 15th.

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