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Korean Youngsters Face Tough Test At Firestone CC


The Players champion Si Woo Kim and Qatar Masters champion Jeung-hun Wang are the only Koreans to be teeing it up this week alongside all of the best players in the world, at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational, hosted by the notorious Firestone Country Club, just outside Akron, Ohio. 

It’s been a very inconsistent year for the young duo, with Kim in particular out of sorts on numerous occasions, due to a niggling shoulder injury. But there’s no doubting the talent they both possess. 

Since his dramatic victory at The Players Championship, Si Woo Kim has endured four missed cuts, a withdrawal, but more notably a T-13th at the U.S. Open. With no cut this week, Kim will be hoping to find the form he produced at Sawgrass. Is he fully fit? That’s a question that can only be answered once the tournament gets underway. If he is, Kim can certainly contend this week. 

Jeung-hun Wang has also struggled of late. Four missed cuts and a withdrawal in his last five events is coincidentally similar to Kim. Prior to this run, Wang secured a T-8th finish at the Nordea Masters- his only top 10 finish since winning the Qatar Masters back in January.

There’s no need to reiterate that golf is a funny game and produces shock results on a regular basis. Would it be an incredible surprise if the aforementioned won this week? Not as much as Kim winning The Players or Wang winning back to back on the European Tour. Well at least they both will be playing four days, so let’s hope they can build some much needed momentum from the off. 

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Kenneth Quillinan (aka Quilly!) View All

First up, I suppose I better say hello and thank you for visiting my website, whoever you are. I teach, I write, I caddy, I write, I travel, I write. Mostly, about golf if that interests you. Usually interviews for various publications and blog about my caddy adventures.

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