LIV golf veterans are on the Asian Tour.
LIV Golf veterans Ian Poulter (England) and Henrik Stenson (Sweden) participated in the World City Championship (total prize money of 1 million dollars) held at the Hong Kong Golf Club (par 70) from the 23rd.
Poulter tied for 18th with a 2-under-par 68, posting three birdies and a bogey in the first round. He is five strokes behind the sole leader안전놀이터, Miguel Tabuna (Philippines). There is a difference in the number of strokes, but if you maintain momentum, you can aim to pass the cut.
Stenson tied for 48th with 3 birdies and 3 bogeys, recording an even par. The 1-over-par group is tied for 63rd, and if they do not reduce the number of strokes in the second round, they are in danger of being eliminated from the cut.
The golf veterans came straight to Hong Kong after last week’s LIV Golf Tucson in Arizona, USA. It has been about a month since the PIF Saudi International in February that they participated in the Asian Tour.
It seems that the veterans who are looking to turn 50 soon have competed in this event because of their ticket to a major tournament. In addition to accumulating world ranking points, the top 4 players in this tournament will be given the right to participate in the Open.
Poulter, in particular, has a deep connection to this event. He won the event in 2010 with a final total of 22 under par. 22 under par is still the record for the lowest score in 72 holes in this tournament.
“Every time we play in Asia, we see an influx of new golf talent, so we have high expectations for some of the younger players,” Poulter said. “he said.
Stenson showed off his veteran power by winning the championship as soon as he joined LIV Golf last year. In Mayakoba, which was the opening match of this year, it is also continuing its momentum by ranking 25th. Poulter also placed 12th at Mayakoba.
However, the current Asian Tour is not a stage for veterans to take lightly. Even in the first round alone, Tabuena took the lead with 7 under par 63 strokes, driving 8 birdies and 1 bogey.
In addition to Tabuena, young Thai piddles who have recently made a splash in the golf world, and domestic representative runners such as Kim Min-gyu (22), Cho Min-gyu (35), Jeong Han-mil (32), Lee Seung-taek (28), and Kim Bio (33) also participated. It remains to be seen whether the veterans will be able to laugh at the match against the younger players.
The second round of the Asian Tour World City Championship, with the right to participate in the Open, will be broadcast live on the 24th (Fri) at 2:30 pm on SPOTV Golf & Health, and can also be watched on OTT service SPOTV NOW.