매킬로이는 13일(한국시각) 캐나다 온타리오주 토론토의 세인트 조지 골프 앤드컨트리클럽(파70)에서 미국프로골프(PGA) 투어 RBC 캐나다오픈(총상금 870만달러) 4라운드에서 8언더파 62타를 쳐, 합계 19언더파 261타로 우승했다. 2021~2022 시즌 두번째 우승이자, 통산 21승. 2019년 챔피언 매킬로이는 코로나19로 중단됐다 올해 재개된 대회에서 2연패를 달성했다. 우승상금 156만6천달러.
매킬로이는 사우디아라비아 국부펀드의 지원을 받은 LIV(리브) 골프 인비테이셔널 합류를 거부하고 피지에이 투어를 지키고 있다. 물론 매킬로이의 우승 상금은 전날 끝난 리브 골프 인비테이셔널 시리즈 개막전 우승자 샬 슈워츨(남아공)이 받은 400만달러에 비해 적다.
하지만 매킬로이는 경기 뒤 외신에서 “이 대회가 즐겁다. 관중과 멋진 플레이, 오늘 이뤄진 모든 것이 특급이었다. 이것이 (피지에이) 투어다”라며 피지에이 투어에 대한 찬사를 보냈다. 매킬로이는 이번주 유에스오픈에서 다시 정상에 도전한다.
토니 피나우(미국)가 2타 뒤진 2위(17언더파 263타)에 올랐고, 저스틴 토머스(미국)도 6타를 줄여 3위(15언더파 265타)로 대회를 마쳤다. 저스틴 로즈(잉글랜드)는 마지막 날 10언더파 60타를 몰아쳐 공동 4위(14언더파 266타), 이븐파 70타를 친 노승열(31)은 공동 35위(3언더파 277타)가 됐다.
International Skating Union (ISU) Executive Committee member Kim Jae-yeol became the first non-European to be elected president of the International Skating Federation.
The new president Kim was elected as the president of the International Skating Federation at the 58th International Skating Federation regular general meeting held in Phuket, Thailand on the 10th (Korean time). He serves a four-year term.
It is the first time that a non-European person has been appointed president of the International Skating Federation since its establishment in 1892. The International Skating Federation oversees the core sports of the Winter Olympics, such as figure skating, speed skating and short track skating.
Chairman Kim is the husband of Samsung Welfare Foundation Chairman Lee Seo-hyun, the second daughter of the late Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee. He served as president of the Korea Ice Skating Federation from 2011 to 2016, and also served as vice-chairman of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Organizing Committee. He served as Executive Member of the International Skating Federation since 2016.
Chairman Kim said, “Sports has the power to connect the world as one, transcending borders and races. We will deliver a message of hope, encouragement, and success to countries around the world that have been neglected in winter sports, while contributing to and serving the development of international sports.”
Australian (Australia) Korean-American Lee Min-ji climbed to the top of the US Women’s Open.
Lee Min-ji recorded an even par with 4 birdies and 4 bogeys in the fourth round of the final day of the tournament held at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club (par 71, 6,644 yards) in Southern Pines, North Carolina, USA on the 6th (Korean time). He won the championship with a total of 13-under 271. $180,000 in prize money.
Lee Min-ji won her eighth career on the LPGA Tour and her second major win. Lee Min-ji took the previous record of 272 strokes at the U.S. Women’s Open with a 271 stroke that day, and was 4 strokes behind second-placed Mina Harigae (US 9-under 275 strokes).
Lee Min-ji, who received the largest prize money in a single women’s golf tournament, rose to the top spot in the season ($2625,849). Lee Min-ji is also number one in average at bats, Player of the Year, and CME Globe Points.
As for Korean players, Hyejin Choi (23) finished third with a final total of 7-under 277. World No. 1 Jinyoung Ko (27) finished her solo 4th place by hitting 6 under par 278.
This year’s U.S. Women’s Open 1-5 places were swept by Asian players. Lee Min-ji, who won the championship, and Lydia Ko (5-under 279, New Zealand) in fifth place were Korean players, while Hye-jin Choi and Jin-young Ko finished third and fourth. Runner-up Harigae is Japanese-American.
최지만은 30일(한국시각) 미국 플로리다주 세인트피터즈버그 트로피카나필드에서 열린 2022 메이저리그(MLB) 뉴욕 양키스와 안방 경기에 4번 지명타자로 출전해 팀이 0-1로 뒤지던 2회말 첫 타석에서 동점 홈런을 뿜어냈다. 상대 선발 우완 루이스 세베리노의 4구째 시속 95.7마일(154㎞)의 포심패스트볼을 공략해 타구를 왼쪽 담장으로 넘겼다. 지난 25일 마이애미 말린스와 경기 이후 4경기 만의 홈런. 최지만은 7회말 무사 1루에서는 세베리노로부터 볼넷을 얻고 출루한 뒤 홈을 밟기도 했다. 3타수 1안타 1볼넷 1타점 2득점. 시즌 타율은 0.260(종전 0.258)으로 살짝 올랐다. OPS(출루율+장타율)는 0.832.
탬파베이는 이날 겨우 2안타만 쳐냈는데 모두 솔로 홈런이었다. 홈런 외에 사사구 5개를 얻어내 동부지구 1위 양키스에 4-2, 승리를 거뒀다.
Ji Eun-hee, 36, is the oldest Korean to win the LPGA Tour.
Eunhee Ji of Japan competed in the final of the LPGA Tour Bank of Hope Match Play ($1.5 million in total prize money, about 1.9 billion won) at the Shadow Creek Golf Club (par 72) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on the 30th (Korean time). (22) was defeated by three holes. It is the first victory in 3 years and 4 months since the Diamond Resort Champions Tournament in January 2019 and 6 wins in his career. She took her winning prize of $225,000 ($281 million). In addition, the record for the oldest Korean won (36 years and 17 days) of LPGA was newly set. The previous record is Park Hee-young (32 years, 8 months, 16 days, ISPS Handa Big Open in 2020).
Ji Eun-hee is the oldest Korean player currently active on the American professional stage. In this competition, he showed off his veteran side to his heart’s content. As 83rd in the world ranking, she managed to win a ticket to the US Women’s Open (opening on June 3) with 64 participants by winning the tournament. Ji Eun-hee, who won the 2009 US Women’s Open, said, “It was a very difficult week mentally and physically. She will take a day off and work really hard at the US Women’s Open,” she said. In this competition, the first day the temperature rose to 38 degrees, and the players as well as the opponents had to fight the sweltering heat.
Ji Eun-hee defeated Hye-jin Choi in the round of 16, and in the quarter-finals, she beat Madeleine Sachström (Sweden) by 7 holes. She reached the final in the semi-final where she defeated Andrea Lee (USA), a Korean national.