Kazuki, winner of the Shinhan Donghae Open, participates in the Masters by special invitation
Shinhan Donghae Open winner Higa Kazuki (Japan) and US NCAA Division Men’s individual champion Gordon Sargent (USA) were invited to the Dream Masters.
Augusta National Golf Club, which hosts the Masters, said on the 6th (Korean time), “We invited Kazuki, who won six times on the Japan Professional Golf Tour, and Sargent, a sophomore at Vanderbilt University from Birmingham, Alabama, USA, to the Masters.” said. This is the first time the two have competed in the Masters.
The Masters, held every year in the first week of April, is the first major tournament in men’s golf. It is held for the 87th time this year, and a total of 19 conditions must be met to participate. Others must be invited by the organizers.
Kazuki, who turned pro in 2017, was 158 cm tall and made her name known to domestic golf fans by winning the Korean Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour Shinhan Donghae Open on the last day in Japan last year. With four wins last year alone, he became the JGTO prize money king, and his current world ranking is 68th.
The 19-year-old Sargent is the NCAA Division Men’s Individual Champion and ranked No. 4 in the amateur golf world rankings. It is the first time in 23 years since Aaron Badley (Australia) in 2000 that an amateur golfer has been invited to participate in the Masters.
With Augusta National Golf Club inviting two players, a total of 80 players increased to participate in this year’s tournament. In addition, the winner of the PGA Tour FedEx Cup full-point competition, held until the week before the Masters, and the top 50 in the world rankings are eligible to participate. 메이저놀이터
Chairman Ridley said, “The Masters gives both amateur and professional golfers around the world an opportunity to improve their skills,” adding, “The two players competed against world-class players on multiple international stages and showed outstanding talent.” Explained.
The Masters kicks off at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, USA for four days from April 6th. Korean players include Kim Joo-hyung (21), Lim Seong-jae (25), Lee Gyeong-hun (31), and Kim Si-woo (28).