Poongsan Chairman Ryu Jin also participated in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
World economic and political figures such as Poongsan Group Chairman Ryu Jin and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice are competing with players in a pair at the PGA Tour AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (total prize money of 9 million dollars).
Chairman Ryu Jin formed a team with Roh Seung-yeol (32) in this competition held in Pebble Beach, California, USA from the 3rd (Korean time). On the first day, he tied for 78th with a combined 3 under par, but in the second round, which was played in the rain, he could not reduce the number of strokes and was pushed to the middle and lower ranks.
Chairman Ryu, who sponsored the Presidents Cup held in Korea in 2015, is a quiet helper and passionate golfer who annually sponsors the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Championship, a major men’s tournament in Korea.
Following Corona 19 in 2017 and 2019 , he was invited to this tournament again this year. Chairman Ryu, who has great connections in the US political and business world, such as having a close relationship with former US President Bush 스포츠토토, is considered a representative Korean celebrity in the global golf world
Aaron Rodgers, quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, a 10-man handicap, teamed up with Ben Silverman (Canada), and the team reduced 8 strokes in the second round to 18 under par. is the sole leader
Gareth Bale, a former Premier League soccer player who played for the first time this year, joined Joseph Bramlett with a 13-under par to rise to ninth place. Bale, who is a golf fanatic enough to make a golf hole in the backyard of his home and is a golfer with a handicap of 2, showed a trouble shot trick on the first day, par-saving the ball on the cart road.
As an entrepreneur, Jerry Yang, the founder of Yahoo, an Internet company, teamed up with Matt Kucha with a handicap of 8, and JP McManus, an Irish horse racing and real estate tycoon who hosted the McManus Pro-Am in which Tiger Woods participated last summer, is an Irish trending poetry. He competed in a group with Moose Power and ranked tied for 27th (10 under par).
Former Minister Rice, who became the first female member of Augusta National, played with a handicap of 15 and played at the Monterey Peninsula with Brandon Wu (USA) and tied for 32nd with a 10-under par.
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan tied for 53rd with a handicap of 6 and a combined 8 under par with Brandon Matthews.
Justin Rose played in a group with Morgan Stanley Chairman Gorman. [Photo = Getty Image Korea]
James P. Gorman, CEO of Morgan Stanley, an investment finance company, played in a group with his company-sponsored player, Justin Rose (England), and finished in a tie for 70th place (7 under par).
Actors Ray Romano (Handicap 13) and Bill Murray (Handicap 17) are celebrities who compete in this event every year. The competition is famous for having a number of celebrities from the sports and entertainment worlds participate, along with political and business moguls.
156 pros and amateurs each tour the Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill, and Monterey Penischuler Shore courses in California for four days. The third round, which is played on three courses, is played in the form of a better ball with the better score among the two players.
After the third round, only the top 60 pros will participate in the final round held at the Pebble Beach course according to their stroke performance. Players who finish 61st to 70th by the third round receive official prize money and FedEx Cup points, but cannot compete.
Meanwhile, amateur players from the top 25 teams covered through the three-day Better Ball method also compete in the final round. So, after the tournament, the Pro-Am winning team and the pro-winning player are awarded separately.
A professional who met a good amateur partner can maintain a good condition and atmosphere for the game, and even if he did not rank 60th in pro results after the third round, thanks to amateurs, he may get a chance to enter the final by entering the top 25 teams.
It will be broadcast live from 4 am on JTBC Golf & Sports and from 5 pm on JTBC Golf.