The PGA Tour heads to the PGA National Champion Course this week for the Honda Classic. Four Koreans will be a part of the strong field.
After two very satisfying weeks for Seung Yul Noh, he will be brimming with confidence, as he looks to keep his impressive run going. T-8th and T-11th in the last fortnight on the PGA Tour, shows that Noh is beginning to find the form that saw him win the 2014 Zurich Classic.
Sung Kang, who finished T-10th here last year would undoubtedly be very pleased with a similar outcome this week. A T-12th and T-22nd either side of a missed cut in his past three events is pretty decent current form for Kang heading into this week.
There’s no doubting that this biggest disappointment so far this year has been the form of Siwoo Kim. It is unsure if it is down to his niggling injury or just a tough period for the 21 year old, who won so impressively on the PGA Tour last year. Kim is certainly talented enough to challenge any week and cannot be ruled out of contention every time he tees up.
Whee Kim, who enjoyed a T-3rd and T-6th on the PGA Tour last year has had a relatively slow start to 2017. His T-17th at the CareerBuilder Challenge remains his only decent result so far this year, but it’s still very early days and it will come as no surprise if he picks up his maiden PGA Tour victory at some stage this year.
Whoever comes out on top this week, will have to successfully negotiate the notorious ‘Bear Trap’, holes 15,16 and 17, which are regarded as the toughest stretch of holes on the PGA Tour. It always makes interesting viewing for the spectators to see the professional golfers face the ultimate test.
The Honda Classic begins this Thursday. A Korean victory would be unexpected, but very much welcomed!
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