World No. 2 Scotty Scheffler (USA) aims to become ‘Number 1’ in the first tournament of the new year.
The US Golf Channel said on the 4th (local time), “If Schaeffler ranks third in the Sentry Tournament of Champions (TOC, total prize money of $15 million), he will regain the top spot in the world rankings.” TOC is a US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour 2022/2023 season tournament held at the Kapalua Plantation Course (par 73, 7596 yards) on Maui Island, Hawaii, USA for four days from the 5th. It is a ‘Wangjungwangjeon’ where only 39 world-class players, including the winner of last season, are on the mound. 메이저사이트
Last year’s Masters winner, Schaeffler, who had been ranked first in the world rankings, gave up the top spot to Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), who achieved two consecutive victories at The CJ Cup in October. McIlroy will not be attending this TOC. He finished in a tie for 4th place in his only appearance in the event in 2019. McIlroy will start the new season with the DP World Tour Dubai Desert Classic on the 26th.
In the first round, Schaeffler will play alongside Will Jaratoris (USA). Korea will start with Kim Joo-hyung and Jordan Spieth (USA). Lim Seong-jae and Max Homa (USA) and Lee Kyung-hoon and Chad Raimi (USA) are in the same group. In addition, Justin Thomas-Zander Chopley, Colin Morikawa-Tony Finau, Patrick Cantley (above USA)-Hideki Matsuyama (Japan), Jon Rahm (Spain)-Matthew Fitzpatrick (England), Victor Hovlan (Norway)-Keegan Bradley (USA) and others were organized into one group.