The Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour opens with the largest prize money ever.
The opening match is the DB Insurance Promy Open (total prize money of 700 million won) held at Ravier Bell Country Club (par 72) in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do for four days from the 13th.
The KPGA Korean Tour prepared the largest prize money this year.
If the prize money of the four major tournaments, which have not yet been finalized, gives as much money as last year, it would be 25 billion won, but there is more room for it to increase, so it is expected to approach 26 billion won.
This is the first time that the total prize money of the Korean Tour has exceeded 25 billion won. The season with the highest total prize money was last year when it split 20.3 billion won.
The number of competitions also increased by 3 from 21 last year.
There are not many tournaments to play for a while, and the KPGA Korean Tour, which was difficult to live on from prize money, seems to have entered a revitalization period.
The DB Insurance Promy Open is not large in terms of total prize money and prize money (140 million won), but it has a different status on the Korean Tour.
If you win, you will be given a three-year seed, which is one year longer than regular competitions.
This tournament has been held consistently 17 times since 2011, except for 2020 when the novel coronavirus infection occurred, and since 2014, it has been in charge of the season opener.
The Korean Tour is the result of special courtesy to this tournament, as it has played a role in announcing the season for six consecutive years before 2020 and three consecutive years from 2021 to this year.
Ravi Belle Country Club will hold the DB Insurance Promy Open for the second year in a row following last year.
As the total winning score for 4 rounds suggests, it is not a very difficult course, but it is not an easy course either. There are as many holes to lose strokes as there are holes to reduce strokes on.
Unlike last year, the fact that the par value was adjusted from 71 to 72 is a variable.
The 11th hole, which was a par 4, has been changed to a par 5 this year. Last year, the 11th hole harassed the players with an average stroke score of 4.43.
In this tournament, the length was increased by about 30 yards and transformed into a par 5 hole, making it a place where players must make a birdie.
Park Sang-hyun, who has become a signboard of the KPGA Korean Tour, is aiming for a second consecutive victory.
Park Sang-hyun, who will turn 40 one week after this tournament, left a significant mark on the KPGA Korean Tour.
Park Sang-hyun, who has won 11 wins on the KPGA Korean Tour, is ranked first with his career prize money of 4.38 billion won.
If he wins the DB Insurance Pro Me Open, he will become the first player to exceed 4.5 billion won in career prize money.
The DB Insurance Promy Open has never allowed consecutive victories. No player has ever won twice.
Park Sang-hyun has also never succeeded in defending his title, having won 13 times at home and abroad.
Park Sang-hyun is challenging to win the first two championships in the tournament and the first two years in a row to successfully defend his title for the first time as an individual.
Park Sang-hyun said, “I have improved my game sense, stamina, and condition in line with the opening match. The key is to quickly adapt to the competition course. The goal is, of course, to win.”
Past champions who have won this tournament, such as Moon Do-yeop, Choi Jin-ho, Lee Dong-min, Lee Ki-sang, Kang Gyeong-nam, Heo In-hoe, and Jeon Gar-ram, also joined the competition for the second championship.
Garam Jeon, who finished his military service last year, is returning to the KPGA Korean Tour this time.
Moon Do-yeop, Seo Yo-seop, and Jang Hee-min, running with the DB Insurance logo on their hats, strive to win the competition hosted by the main sponsor.
Korean professional golfers are serious about achieving good results in tournaments hosted by main sponsors.
In particular, Seo Yo-seop, who won two wins last year and fell behind at the last minute in the grand prize competition, announced his entry, saying,토스카지노 “I will participate in the competition with the pride of representing DB Insurance. I will repay my gratitude to the main sponsor by winning.”
The debut of rookies such as Kim Sang-hyun, Park Hyung-wook, and Lee Yu-seok is also of interest.
Ahn Seong-hyun, the national representative who set the record for the youngest participation in the KPGA Korean Tour last year (12 years, 11 months, 16 days) and the youngest player to pass the KPGA Korean Tour cut (13 years, 3 months, 19 days) at the Biz Play Electronic Newspaper Open, is also invited this year. received.