No matter what the outcome is this week, the main focus will be on the legend that was Arnold Palmer. This will be the first time his event is played since he passed away in September last year.
From a Korean perspective, three of the country’s PGA Tour members will be joined by Jeung-hun Wang, this week at the Bay Hill Club & Lodge. Wang, currently ranked 45h in the world, has been a little bit out of sorts since his victory at the Qatar Masters in January. He will be hoping for an improvement on a couple of missed cuts and 71st at the WGC Mexico. A solid week will all but insure him making his Masters debut in two weeks. The top 50 on March 26th will be added to the Augusta field, in what is arguably the most sought after title on the golfing calendar.
Ben An, currently ranked 48th in the world, has already secured his Masters invite based on last year’s ranking. An has been playing some very consistent golf over the past few months and it feels like it is only a matter of time before he picks up his first PGA Tour victory.
A rumoured back injury has been the main reason for Siwoo Kim’s disappointing form in recent months. Kim’s has been way out of sorts ever since his T-10th at the CIMB Classic back in October. He needs a good week and quickly. Or maybe he needs to take some time off to address this injury properly or whatever else may be influencing his underwhelming performances of late.
A missed cut at last week’s Valspar Championship ended a decent run of form by Seung Yul Noh, which included a T-11th and a T-8th in his previous three events. Noh will be hoping to bounce back this week, with priority number one being weekend golf.
So as Arnie looks down from the heavens at the current generation of golfers, we will leave you with this quote.
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