Lee Kyung-hoon토스카지노 (32, CJ Logistics) was sluggish in the 3rd round of the PGA Championship (total prize money of 15 million dollars), the second major men’s golf season, and was away from the championship.
On the 21st (Korean time), on the third day of the tournament held at Oak Hill Country Club (par 70, 7394 yards) in Rochester, New York, USA, Lee Kyung-hoon tied 3 birdies and 8 bogies to write a 5-over-par 75.
With an interim total of 6-over-par 216, Lee Kyung-hoon fell to 42nd place along with Jon Lam (Spain) and Adam Scott (Australia).
Lee Kyung-hoon, the only Korean player to pass the cut after starting with a tie for 56th on the first day and rising to a tie for 19th in the second round, was aiming for his first ‘top 10’ in a major tournament, but his shot sense was shaky that day.
Lee Gyeong-hoon was shaken by bogey from the 2nd hole (par 4) and lost the number of strokes by bogey again in the 3rd hole (par 3).
He made up for it with a birdie on the 4th hole (par 5), but the flow was cut off with consecutive bogeys on the 5th and 6th holes. Lee Gyeong-hoon only looked again in the 9th hole (par 4) and lost 4 strokes in the first half alone.
Lee Kyung-hoon, who started to look again on the 10th hole (par 4) in the second half, wanted to change the atmosphere with consecutive birdies on holes 13 and 14, but his ranking dropped with consecutive views on holes 17 and 18.
Meanwhile, ‘major hunter’ Brooks Koepka hit 4 under par with 5 birdies and 1 bogey. Koepka rose to the sole lead with an interim total of 6 under par 204 strokes.
It is one stroke behind Viktor Hovlan (Norway) and Corey Connors (Canada, 5 under par, 205 strokes), who tied for second place.
Following them, Bryson DeChambeau (USA, 3 under par, 207 strokes) rose to fourth place. Scotty Scheffler (USA) and Justin Rose (England, above 2 under par, 208 strokes) are pursuing a tie for 5th place.