Screen King VS Monster Long Hitter
The competition to win the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour KB Financial Live Championship is heating up. This is because Kim Min-soo of the ‘Lord of the Screen’ and Jung Chan-min of the ‘monster long hitter’ were listed at the top of the leaderboard.
The second round of the tournament was held on the 26th at the Black Stone Golf Club in Icheon, Gyeonggi-do. Kim Min-soo, who cut 4 strokes on the first day, hit a 3 under par 69 on the second day. Co-leading with an interim total of 7 under par 137 strokes, he took the opportunity to compete for the championship in earnest on the weekend.
Kim Min-soo, who won 10 victories on the screen golf tour GTOUR, has nicknames such as ‘King of the Screen’ and ‘Emperor of the Screen’. Among golf fans who are interested in screen golf, there is no one who does not know Kim Min-soo.
However, he has never reached the top of the Korean Tour yet. Kim Min-soo, who debuted on the Korean tour in 2012,’s best tour performance was a tie for 4th at the 2021 Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance Choi Kyung-ju Invitational.
Strategic play is the driving force behind reducing 7 strokes over two days at the tricky Black Stone Golf Club, where players are satisfied with even par. Kim Min-soo, who avoided the place he should never go, finished the game until the second day without much difficulty.
Kim Min-soo said, “At Blackstone Golf Club, you can lose a lot of strokes with a single mistake. I will try my best to finish in a good mood.”
Kim Min-soo, who has been struggling with the approach ips for over 10 years, expressed his determination to challenge for the championship with a sophisticated iron shot. He said, “When approaching within 20m, there is anxiety about wedge shots. Today, I had a shank (a ball that was hit incorrectly and flew to an unintended place).” I will go,” he said, raising his voice.
Kim Min-soo, who revealed that he has a greater desire to win the Korean Tour than the G-Tour, said, “I hope the day will come when golf fans will remember me as the Korean Tour winner, not as the king of the screen.” I have a desire to hit better,” he said with a laugh.
Jung Chan-min, who became the most popular player on the Korean Tour after winning the GS Caltex Maekyung Open, showed off his fighting spirit in this tournament. Jeong Chan-min, who injured his back after tripping on the third hole on the first day, showed his potential by reducing two strokes that day. Even with his back pain, Jung Chan-min’s long hitting shined. After flying 353 yards on the first hole, he easily flew more than 300 yards on the 12th and 14th holes.
Jeong Chan-min, who saved 2 strokes on the day and made an interim total of 3 under par and 141 strokes, finished the second round in a tie for 8th place. It is four strokes behind the joint lead group. He said, “I was worried about whether I would be able to finish because of the back pain before the game on the second day, but I got a satisfactory result of 2 under par.” I will show you an even better game,” he explained. He continued, “The strategy of abandoning the greed for distance and protecting the fairway was also effective. I will try to reduce the number of strokes with elaborate shots in the remaining rounds.”
Another reason Jung Chan-min was able to complete the game today was the golf fans. He said, “I didn’t want to disappoint the golf fans who came to the tournament to see me. I was able to gain strength thanks to the cheers and applause.”안전놀이터
He also revealed his desire to taste the thrill of winning again soon. Jeong Chan-min said, “Since I won the GS Caltex Maekyung Open once, I want to do it again. For the rest of the season, I will pour 100% of each shot so that Chan-min Jung can be called a persistent player.”