The first big match of the new year on the American Professional Golf (PGA) tour has been concluded. World No. 1 Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), No. 2 Scotty Scheffler (USA), and No. 3 Jon Rahm (Spain) will compete at the PGA Tour WM Phoenix Open (total prize money of $20 million), which opens on the 10th (Korean time). compete and fight for the championship. 먹튀검증
The WM Phoenix Open Organizing Committee released the list of players participating in the tournament on the 4th. The roster on this day included many of the top rankers representing the PGA Tour, such as McIlroy, Schaeffler, and Ram. The WM Phoenix Open is the first time that all the world rankings from 1 to 3 will participate in this year’s PGA Tour event.
As McIlroy has never participated in a PGA Tour event scheduled for 2023, starting with the Sentry Tournament of Champions, golf fans are looking forward to a confrontation with the top 3 in the world rankings. McIlroy is one of the strongest favorites to win this tournament. This is because she reached the top at the DP World Tour Hero Dubai Desert Classic last week.
The defending champion, Schaeffler, is aiming for a second consecutive championship. Rahm, who is ranked No. 1 in the FedEx Cup rankings after reaching the top of the Sentry Tournament of Champions and the American Express last month, will challenge for his third win of the season. In addition to the 1st to 3rd places in the world rankings, 8 players within the top 10th in the world rankings have applied for participation. All players within the top 10 in the world rankings have confirmed their participation, except for Cameron Smith (Australia), who transferred to the LIV Golf Invitational Series, and Will Jaratoris (USA), who is ranked 8th.
Im Seong-jae (25), Kim Joo-hyung (21), Kim Si-woo (28), and Lee Gyeong-hoon (32), who represent Korea, will also participate in the WM Phoenix Open after recharging. The four players did not participate in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, which opened on the 3rd for this tournament. Korean players such as Lim Seong-jae and Lee Kyung-hoon said, “During the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am period, I improved my condition by taking a break and practicing at the same time.” I will do my best,” he said in unison.
Top rankers gather at the WM Phoenix Open to receive a player influence index bonus. In order to receive the Player Impact Index bonus, which the PGA Tour will implement starting this year, players must participate in 16 of the 17 special events designated by the PGA Tour, such as the WM Phoenix Open. The WM Phoenix Open, whose total prize money has been increased to $20 million, has been included in the list of special events on the PGA Tour this year.