The KPGA Genesis Championship will feature Lim Sung-jae, Ham Jeong-woo, and Goon-taek in a series of matches.
The Korean Professional Golf (KPGA) Tour’s Genesis Championship will be held at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea Urban-Links Course (Par 72) in Songdo, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, Korea, from April 12-15. The total prize fund is 1.5 billion won, with the winner taking home 300 million won.
The winner will receive two years of tour seeding and 1,300 Genesis Points. In addition, the winner will receive 300 million won in prize money and a Genesis GV80 coupe. The winner will also receive an invitation to the Genesis Scottish Open, a tournament co-organized by the PGA Tour and DP World Tour.
PGA Tour player Sungjae Lim will return to the tournament for the first time in four years, following his appearance in 2019. In the 2019 event, Lim rallied from a seven-stroke deficit to win the title over Moon Moon-jun.
Lim is an Asian Games gold medalist. 온라인카지노 He won a gold medal in the team event and a silver medal in the individual event at the Hangzhou Asian Games.
“I won a domestic title in May this year and a medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games,” said Lim. “I hope to add another win at the Genesis Championship and make it a great season.”
Ham Jeong-woo, who recorded his first win of the season at the Hyundai Marine Choi Kyung-ju Invitational last week, will also be looking to add to his tally. Ham has made the cut in each of his 18 events so far this season. She has eight top-10 finishes, including one victory.
“In order to achieve my goal of winning the Genesis Grand Prize this year, it will be important for me to perform well in the Genesis Championship, which is worth 1,300 Genesis Points to the winner,” said Ham. “I want to win two tournaments in a row to solidify my position at the top of the Genesis Points standings.”
Go Gun-taek, the only other multiple winner of the 2023 season, will also be looking to win the event. Ko is currently 3-0 on the season, having won the opening event at the 18th DB Insurance Promi Open, the Honors K-Solago CC Hanjangsang Invitational and the 39th Shinhan Donghae Open.
If Ko wins, he will become the first player to win four titles in a season in nearly 31 years. The last player to achieve four wins in a season was Choi Sang-ho in 1992. Choi had four wins in a season in 1985, 1986, 1991, and 1992.
“I’m only one win away from the record of four wins in a season,” said Ko. “I don’t think opportunities like this come around very often, so I really want to achieve it this year,” he said. “Rather than setting a goal of four wins unconditionally, if I play according to the goals I set for each round of the tournament I compete in, the opportunities will come naturally.
Ko holds the course code for the Genesis Championship venue, which gives him an advantage. In 2021, he set the course record in the first round with an eagle and eight birdies for a 10-under 62 (10-under par).