Opening Day DB Insurance Promy Open Started on the 13th
24 competitions, the largest
main sponsor sponsored player with a total prize money of over 25 billion Won Challenge to win the championship
between veteran and rookie players What to seeThe Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour, which is unfolding on an unprecedented scale, will end the 2023 season with the DB Insurance Promy Open (total prize money of 700 million won) held at the old course at Ravier Bell Country Club (par 72) in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do for four days from the 13th. Raise.안전놀이터
This year’s KPGA Korean Tour will be the largest in history with 24 tournaments, including the opening match, and a total prize money of over 25 billion won. It surpassed the previous record of 21 tournaments last year and total prize money of 20.3 billion won. A total of 144 players will participate in the 18th DB Insurance Promy Open. After the second round, the top 60 pros (including ties) advance to the third round. The winner is given a three-year seed for one year and 1,000 genesis points, compared to regular competitions.
Seo Yo-seop, Moon Do-yeop, and Jang Hee-min, sponsored by DB Insurance, are eager to win the opening match hosted by the main sponsor. Moon Do-yeop will compete in 2019, Seo Yo-seop in 2021, and Jang Hee-min from this year wearing a hat with DB Insurance letters and logos.
Among them, Seo Yoseob is attracting attention. Last year, he won two consecutive victories at the ‘Bodyfriend Phantom Robo Gunsan CC Open’ and ‘LX Championship’. Although they were ranked first in Genesis Points until the final match, they tied for 15th in the final ‘LG SIGNATURE Players Championship’ and finished the season in second place in Genesis Points.
He said, “I put the regrettable memories behind and prepared well for this season.” “My tee shot is stable, and my ability to use putts and approach shots around the green is much better than last year,” he said, reaffirming his determination. He added, “I am excited as it is the opening match that all the players have been waiting for.” The most recent player who won the tournament held by the main sponsor was Moon Do-yeop.
There are 19 new players making their debut on this year’s tour. Everyone is participating in this competition. Representative runners include Kim Sang-hyun, who won the seed this season by ranking first in Srixon points in the KPGA Srixon Tour last year, and Park Hyeong-wook and Lee Yu-seok, former national players who won two wins in the Srixon Tour last year. The most recent rookie player who won the opening match was Kim Gyeong-tae, who won the top prize at the opening match ‘Tomato Savings Bank Open’ in 2007.
In this year’s KPGA Korean Tour, if Kim Young-soo, who won the Genesis Grand Prize last year, was the prize winner, and ranked first in the top 10 finish, the Spring and Autumn Warring States Period is expected. Kim Young-soo plans to perform on the DP World Tour this year as the main stage. Park Sang-hyun, who is ranked first in domestic prize money, Kim Kyung-tae, who returned to the tour this year with qualifications as a permanent seed, Kang Kyung-nam, who celebrated his 20th year of tour debut, and Kim Tae-hoon, who won the 2020 Genesis Grand Prize, lifted the championship cup as a member of the Armed Forces Sports Corps at the opening game in 2015. Veterans such as Olin Heo In-hoe are considered candidates to compete for the throne.
Park Sang-hyun, who won the opening game last year, is the first to win the DB Insurance Promy Open for the first time in a row. “As the winner of the last tournament, I wanted to do something meaningful,” he said at the official practice round on the 12th , while distributing drinks and jellies from his sponsors. do,” he stressed.
Meanwhile, this competition will be held at Ravi Bell CC for the second year in a row following last year. This year, the par value has been adjusted from 71 to 72. Hole 11, which was a par 4 hole last year, was created as a par 5 hole. This hole was the most difficult last year, with 143 bogeys, 24 double bogeys and 3 triple bogies. The average number of strokes was 4.43, far exceeding the standard number of strokes of 4.