Professional golfers often struggle to defend their titles .While the fond memories of last year’s victory are certainly there, it’s the pressure that weighs on their shoulders that has the worst effect on their erformance. Especially in the lead-up to a tournament, when your name is called and you participate in pre-tournament events, your head is full of pressure to do well this year. Park, who is attempting to win his second straight title at the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour’s Golf Zone-Doray Open (total prize money of 700 million won), is different. Park shot a 7-under 65 in the second round of the tournament at Seonsan Country Club (Par 72) in Gumi-si, Gyeongbuk on Wednesday. With a 13-under-par 131 total, Park is tied for the lead with Jeong Jung-mil and Kim Hong-taek, giving him a shot at winning the tournament for the second straight year.
Park sank nine birdies on the day to go along with two bogeys. After playing 20 holes, including two that were delayed due to fog the day before, Park birdied the final hole of the first round to give her 10 birdie putts on the day. Park said she is excited and in good spirits, not because of the pressure of defending her title, but because of the good memories. “It actually makes me more focused,” she said, “and that was the case at the Descente Korea Match Play, which was my first title defense this season.” Park reached the quarterfinals at the Descent Korea Match Play. “It’s natural to be greedy to win back-to-back tournaments,” he said, “but there are still two days left, so I have to keep my greed in check and focus on my game.” He vowed not to start drinking kimchi soup.
Park, who has two top-10 finishes and one missed cut in eight events in the second half of the year, attributed her good results in the first and second rounds to a change of mindset ahead of the tournament .”I thought I was playing pretty poorly, but it turns out I wasn’t that bad,” Park said. “It’s important not to get impatient when things aren’t going well,” he added .He also made two bogeys on the day, but added, “I thought, ‘That’s okay, I’ll get a birdie soon,’ so I was patient.” Knowing that putting will be crucial to his success in defending his title, Park said that since his last tournament, he has been skipping practice strokes when putting, which has improved his putt success rate. “I think I’m thinking a lot whenever I take a practice stroke,” Park said. “When I practice on the practice green, I just hit it hard, and I’m putting with that feeling, and it’s definitely working.”
Kim Hong-taek, the “Screen Emperor” who has won just once on the KPGA Korean Tour – the 2017 Dong-A Membership Group Dynamic Busan Open – but has been to the top of the leaderboard more than 10 times on screen golf, made eight birdies without a bogey on the day to go one better than his second career victory in six years. Chung Mil Chung, who was eight shots off the lead after the first day, shaved five strokes off his score to share the lead for the second straight day. “The third round was the best round of my career,” said Jung, who has often 온라인카지노 played well in the first and second rounds only to collapse in the third and fourth.