‘Strong long hitter’ Jeong Chan-min clashes with ‘Pinx’s man’ Kim Bio in the SK Telecom Open

Chan-Min Jeong, the “strong hitter”, challenged for the second win of the Korean Tour season of the Korea Professional Golf Association (KPGA).

Jeong Chan-min will participate in the SK Telecom Open (total prize money of 1.3 billion won) held at the East and West courses (par 71, 7326 yards) of Pinx GC in Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do for four days from the 18th, aiming to win the championship in two weeks since the 42nd GS Caltex Maekyung Open. .

Jung Chan-min, who ranked first in long drives on the KPGA Korean Tour last year (average 317 yards), has emerged as a key player on the KPGA Tour with his improved approach and putt throughout the winter training. Attention is focusing on whether Jeong Chan-min, who took first place in both the Genesis Grand Prize and prize money category by adding a tie for 7th at the Woori Financial Championship last week, will do something big again.

Jeong Chan-min is determined to prove his upgraded skills as he failed to pass the cut and withdrew early in this tournament last year when he was a rookie. If he competes for the championship by entering the top 10 again this time, Chan-min카지노사이트 Jeong will be evaluated as having achieved a stable balance by striking a balance between long hits and short games.

His strongest adversary is Kim Bio, the defending champion and called ‘The Man of Pinx’. Bio Kim won the SK Telecom Open in 2012 and 2022 among the four tournaments held at Jeju Pinx Golf Course, showing a particularly strong aspect on this course. Last year, Bio Kim drove a total of 19 under par, beating the 2nd place by a whopping 7 strokes and winning the championship.

If Kim Bio, who won 9 professional wins with 8 wins on the KPGA Korea Tour and 1 win on the One Asian Tour, wins the title, he will defend his title, which he has never done before, and Kyung-joo Choi will tie the record of winning the tournament three times (2003, 2005, 2008). will achieve

On the first day of the tournament, Kim Bio, who plays in a group with Jung Chan-min and Choi Kyung-ju, said, “I am nervous as I am as a defending champion, but I am excited.” “The SK Telecom Open and Pinx GC are always good memories. It feels as comfortable as a living room. The goal is, of course, two consecutive losses,” he showed confidence.

2009 winner Park Sang-hyun, who boasts his unchanged skills as a veteran, 2019 champion Jeong-woo Ham, 2022 season grand prize winner Kim Young-soo, 2023 season opener winner Ko Gun-taek, and last season’s two-win winner Seo Yo-seop will compete for the championship.

Choi Gyeong-ju (53), who is sponsored by SK Telecom, is aiming for another championship by participating in the event for the 21st time as an executive chairman and player. ‘AI Choi Gyeong-ju’, which was implemented with ICT technology by SK Telecom, the organizer, will serve as the co-executive chairman and introduce various information and points of interest during the live broadcast of the event.


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