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2024 Korean Professional Golf Opens on the 11th The first competition is DB Insurance Open

Last year’s prize money winner Park Sang-hyun and most wins winner Go Gun-taek participated. Thailand’s Chawatananon announces Korean tour activities this year
Defending champion Go Gun-taek

The 2024 Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Tour will kick off its long journey with the DB Insurance Promy Open on the 11th.

This year’s KPGA Tour has confirmed 22 competitions, and will run for approximately 7 months until November 10th, with the KPGA Tour Championship as the final event.

The total prize money for all competitions is currently confirmed at 18.15 billion won, and if the prize money for competitions that have not yet been confirmed is added, it could reach up to 25 billion won or more.

The DB Promy Open, which announces the opening of the season, will be held for four days starting on the 11th at the Old Course of Raviebel Country Club (par 71, 7,181 yards) in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do, with a total prize money of 700 million won and a winner’s prize of 140 million won.

In the opening match, top players including Go Gun-taek, last year’s tournament winner and multiple wins leader, and last year’s prize money winner Park Sang-hyun will participate.

Starting with his first win since his professional debut in last year’s tournament, Go Gun-taek won three times by winning the Honors K, Solarago CC Han Jang-sang Invitational, and Shinhan Donghae Open.

Go Gun-taek said, “This is a tournament I have deep affection for because it is my first win since my professional debut and it is the season opener. I will defend my title by improving both my game sense and stamina.”

Park Sang-hyun, who has made his tour debut 20 years ago this year, did not hide his greed, saying, “I had no idea I would be on the tour this long,” but added, “Now, my goal is a ‘permanent seed ticket’ that can be earned only by accumulating more than 20 wins.” Sang-Hyun Park has a total of 12 wins on the KPGA Tour.

However, there are concerns that Park Sang-hyun sprained his ankle ahead of the opening game and that it will affect his performance.

Jazz Tsewatananon (Thailand), who won a total of 7 wins in the Asian Tour, announced a full-fledged Korean tour starting this year.

He, who received the right to participate in the KPGA Tour as the winner of the 2019 Korea Open, said, “I will participate in at least 15 or up to 20 tournaments in Korea this year.”

Jang Yu-bin, who won the Gunsan CC Open last year as an amateur, also jumped into the world of a full-fledged professional starting this year.

Lee Chang-woo, Seo Hyeong-seok, and Park Jung-hwan, who completed their military service, also returned to the KPGA tour and made new determination.

However, Ham Jeong-woo, who won the Genesis Grand Prize last year, cannot participate in the opening match due to the schedule of the Korn Ferry Tour, the second part of the PGA Tour. 섯다

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