Sunday, November 28, 2010
Kyung-Tae Kim Takes Commanding Lead on Ryo Ishikawa and Yuta Ikeda into Final JGTO Event of 2010
Japan Golf Tour money-list leader Kyung-Tae Kim stumbled today in the final round of the Casio World Open and allowed #2 Ryo Ishikawa and #3 Yuta Ikeda to remain within 40 million yen of him heading into the final event of the JGTO season. However, the odds are still in his favor of taking their money-list title this coming week. Even if he comes in last in the 30-golfer event and Ikeda wins, he'll still end up in 1st for the season. If Ishikawa were to win, Kim could still take the title with a 2nd- or 3rd-place (and maybe even a solo 4th-place) finish. Last year, he lost to Shigeki Maruyama in a playoff, so it appears he enjoys the Tokyo Yomiuri Country Club. Let's see if Kim can make like Sun-Ju Ahn and make it a Korean sweep of the top tours in Japan!