The Korea Men’s 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. The prize money confirmed so far is 25 billion won. There are four tournaments whose prize money has yet to be confirmed. It is expected that this tournament will be at least 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 with 20.3 billion won. The number of competitions also increased by 3 from 21 last year. There are not many competitions to play in, and the size of the KPGA Korean Tour, which has been difficult to live on from prize money, is getting bigger and bigger.
The first tournament, 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. Since it has served as announcing the season for six consecutive years before 2020 and three consecutive years from 2021 to this year, special treatment follows.
Ravier Bell Country Club, where the tournament is held, will hold the DB Insurance Promy Open for the second year in a row following last year. Unlike last year, the fact that the par value was adjusted from 71 to 72 is expected to act as a variable. The 11th hole, which was a par 4, has been changed to a par 5 this year. In 2022, the 11th hole harassed the players with an average of 4.43 strokes. 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, the winner of last year’s tournament, is aiming for a second consecutive victory. Park Sang-hyun, who will soon turn 40, has left several achievements on the KPGA Korean Tour. Park Sang-hyun, who won 11 wins on the KPGA Korean Tour, is ranked first with a total prize money of 4.38656 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. However, the DB Insurance Promy Open has never allowed consecutive victories. No player has ever won twice. In other words, Park Sang-hyun is challenging to win the first two championships in the tournament and the first two consecutive years of success in his personal title defense. 메이저사이트
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. I am determined to win the competition hosted by the main sponsor. The debut matches of newcomers such as Kim Sang-hyun, Park Hyung-wook, and Lee Yu-seok are also attracting attention.
Lastly, Ahn Seong-hyun, the national representative who set the record for the youngest participation in the KPGA Korean Tour (12 years, 11 months, 16 days) in this tournament in 2022, and the youngest player to pass the KPGA Korean Tour cut (13 years, 3 months, 19 days) at the Biz Play Electronic Newspaper Open. I was invited to the competition this year.