The 2023 season of the largest Korean tour ever has kicked off.
The DB Insurance Promy Open, before the opening of the Korean Tour 2023 season, will be held at La Viebel Country Club (par 72) in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do for four days from the 13th.
This season’s Korean Tour has the highest prize money at stake. 24 competitions will be held and the total prize money will reach 25 billion won. If the prize money of the four tournaments, which have yet to be determined, increases in scale from last year, it is expected to reach 26 billion won.
This is the first time that the total prize money of the Korean Tour has exceeded 25 billion won. The number of competitions also increased by 3 from 21 last year.스포츠토토
A total of 144 players will participate in the DB Insurance Promy Open before the season opener. The total prize money is 700 million won, and the winning prize is 140 million won. The winner is given a three-year Korean Tour seed, which is one year longer than regular tournaments.
This tournament, which celebrated its 18th this year, has not had a title defense or a two-time winner. ‘Defending’ champion Park Sang-hyun is challenging for the first time in the tournament’s history to win two consecutive titles.
If Park Sang-hyun rises to the top of this tournament, he will break through the 4.5 billion won prize money in his career for the first time in the history of the Korean Tour. Park Sang-hyun, who is recording 11 wins on the Korean Tour, is running first in the history of this category with a career prize money of 4,386,560,000 won.
Park Sang-hyun said, “I have improved my game sense, stamina, and condition in line with the opening match.”
Do-yeop Moon, Yo-seop Seo, and Hee-min Jang, who are sponsored by DB Insurance, are aiming for champions in the competition hosted by the main sponsor. Moon Do-yeop will be on tour in 2019, Seo Yo-seop in 2021, and Jang Hee-min from this year wearing a hat with the DB Insurance logo.
19 new players, including Lee Yoo-seok and Kim Sang-hyun, who entered the Korean Tour in 2023, will also make their official debut. Garam Jeon, who finished military service as the winner of this competition in 2018, will return to the Korean Tour.
Unlike last year, the fact that the par value was adjusted from 71 to 72 seems to be a variable. The 11th hole, which was a par 4 hole, was extended by about 30 yards and changed to a par 5 hole this year.
The 11th hole was the most difficult last year with an average par score of 4.43. However, this year, as it was changed to a par 5 hole, it became a hole where the number of strokes had to be reduced.