‘Joseon’s No. 4 hitter’ Lee Dae-ho and ‘active martial arts player’ Choo Seong-hoon will have a shot match at the golf course.
The Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) tour ‘SK Telecom Open 2023 (total prize money of 1.3 billion won, championship prize of 260 million won)’ will be held at the Pinx Golf Club in Seogwipo, Jeju Island, from the 18th to the 21st.
Prior to the start of the main tournament last year, the SK Telecom Open held the ‘1st SK Telecom Charity Open’ with golf and sports stars such as Choi Kyung-ju, Park Ji-eun, Park Chan-ho, Yoon Seok-min, Park Sang-hyun, Kim Ha-neul and Lee Bo-mi, drawing great interest from golf fans.
This year, ‘SK Telecom Charity Open 2023 with American Express’ will be held on the 17th, one day before the start of the main competition.
The prize money has risen from 30 million won last year to 50 million won.
Choi Na-yeon, who retired from the LPGA last year, Lee Dae-ho, who finished his 20-year career as a baseball player, and Choo “Sexy Yama” Seong-hoon, who is an active martial artist even in his late 40s, were on the list of contestants.
In addition, Choi Kyung-ju, Park Ji-eun, Kim Bio, Park Sang-hyun, and Kim Ha-neul will also participate.
The players form two teams of two each, and each group stakes 20 million won in prize money to play the skins game.
Each team plays the first four holes four-ball and the next four holes foursomes.
In the last ninth hole, the four-ball method is again decided, and this hole has the most skins prize money at stake.
Also, on the ninth last hole, the Skills Challenge, in which points are scored by sending the ball to a designated spot, is played as a game within the game, and an additional prize of 5 million won is paid to the winning team.
The charitable funds obtained by the players메이저놀이터 will be donated in full under the names of the players, and this fund will be used to hold the 2nd SK Telecom Adaptive Open in the second half of the year, in which people with developmental disabilities participate.
Since last year, SK Telecom has been sponsoring Lee Seung-min, the first professional golfer with developmental disabilities and the winner of the 2022 US Adaptive Open.
In this SK Telecom Open, a total of 147 players compete fiercely to win the prize money of 1.3 billion won.
Attention is drawn to the confrontation between veterans such as last year’s winner Kim Bio, KPGA career prize money No. 1 Park Sang-hyun, and 2022 KPGA Grand Prize winner Kim Young-soo and newcomers such as Ko Gun-taek and Jo Woo-young.