Opening SK Telecom Open on the 18th, ‘Pinx Man’ Kim Bio, 2 consecutive losses, 3 wins challenge

‘Pinx Man’ Kim Bio is aiming for his first win this season along with defending his title.

The Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour’SK Telecom Open 2023’, with a total prize money of 1.3 billion won and a winning prize of 260 million won, will be held at the East and West courses (par 71) of Pinx GC in Seogwipo, Jeju for four days from the 18th.메이저사이트 .

The most noteworthy player is ‘defending champion’ Kim Bio. Following 2012, he won the second championship with a final total of 19 under par last year. Celebrating its 26th, this is the 6th time including this year that this tournament will be held at Pinx GC. The 2012 and 2022 tournaments in which Bio Kim won were all held at the Pinx GC, so it deserves to be called the ‘Pinx Man’.

Kim Bio, who participated in four competitions this season and passed all cuts, recording decent results such as a tie for 6th in the GS Caltex Maekyung Open, said, “The SK Telecom Open and Pinx GC are always good memories. Maybe that’s why it feels comfortable like a ‘home’,” he said. “I think I can play happily all four days. The goal is, of course, to win two consecutive tournaments.” If Kim Bio succeeds in his second straight victory, he will stand shoulder to shoulder with Choi Kyung-ju, who won the championship in 2003, 2005, and 2008 and holds the record for the most wins (three times).

In celebration of the tournament hosted by the sponsor (SK Telecom), the PGA Tour Korean “pioneer” Choi Kyung-joo, who has made a long-awaited trip to Korea, is interested in what kind of results he will achieve in this tournament, which is his 21st appearance in total. He finished tied for 7th in this event last year, proving that he can still compete equally well with his juniors. If Choi Kyung-ju wins, he will write another history by lifting the 4th trophy for the first time in the history of the tournament.

One of the points to watch with interest is whether Jeong Chan-min, who won first place in both the Genesis Grand Prize and prize money category through the Woori Finance Championship last week after winning his first win at the GS Caltex Maekyung Open held two weeks ago with a powerful long hit. all.

Bio Kim, Kyung-Joo Choi, and Chan-Min Jeong play together in the 1st and 2nd rounds. On the 18th at 12:02 noon, the first day’s schedule starts at Hall 1.


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