○… Lim Seong-jae (25, CJ Logistics), who is active on the American Professional Golf (PGA) tour, meets domestic golf fans on the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour. The Woori Financial Group Championship (total prize money of 1.5 billion won) to be held at the Ferrum Club (par 72) in Yeoju, Gyeonggi-do for four days from May 11 is the stage for the sortie.
Lim Seong-jae, who is sponsored by Woori Financial Group, participated in this competition last year, but caught Corona 19 right before the opening and returned to the United States after completing quarantine. Therefore, his participation in domestic competitions has been about 3 years and 7 months since the Genesis Championship in October 2019. Im Seong-jae has two victories on the PGA Tour. This season as well, he has been showing steady results, making the ‘Top 10’ six times, including a sixth place at the Zurich Classic last week.크크크벳
He participated in the Masters, which ended earlier this month, and met with Korean reporters, saying, “I will participate in the Woori Financial Group Championship this year.” This time, he wants to show a good game in front of domestic fans.” Lim Seong-jae plans to skip the PGA tour this week, take a break, and return to Korea early next week.
In this competition, amateur Jo Woo-young (22, Woori Financial Group) and Jang Yu-bin (21, Boss Golf), who will compete as representatives along with Lim Seong-jae in the Hangzhou Asian Games to be held in September, will also participate. Cho Woo-young, who won the amateur championship in 10 years at the KPGA Korean Tour Golf Zone Open, which ended on the 23rd, showed strong confidence by saying, “I am confident no matter who I compete with” at a press conference after the tournament.
○… The PGA Tour recently announced that starting next February, the PGA Tour Latin America and PGA Tour Canada will be merged into one tour to form the PGA Tour America.
The PGA Tour America consists of 16 events across South America, Canada and the United States, and will be held from February to September. At the end of the season, the top 10 players on the PGA Tour America’s points list will qualify for the next season’s Korn Ferry Tour.
The PGA Tour America kicks off the season with a South American swing in February. Players eligible to compete in the South American Swing, which runs from February to May next year, include the top 60 on the 2022-23 PGA Tour Latin America points list and the top 60 on the 2023 PGA Tour Canada points list.