Korean male golf players widen the door to overseas expansion… Strengthening mutual cooperation with KPGA, DP World Tour and PGA Tour

The Korea Professional Golf Association (KPGA) strengthens mutual cooperation with the DP World Tour and the PGA Tour.

On the 14th, the KPGA, DP World Tour, and PGA Tour provide a 1-year DP World Tour seed for the 2023 season to the winner of the Genesis Grand Prize in 2022, hold a tournament co-hosted by the KPGA Korean Tour and DP World Tour, and DP World Tour to top ranking players in 2023 Genesis points It was decided to grant benefits such as exemption from the Q School preliminary round.

In addition, KPGA, DP World Tour, and PGA Tour decided to strengthen cooperation in several key business areas, such as expanding players’ entry into the global tour, establishing joint strategies for broadcasting rights, and commercial growth through continuous discussions in the future.

Keith Pelli, CEO of the DP World Tour, said, “We are delighted to be able to provide opportunities for KPGA Korean Tour players to show off their skills on the DP World Tour and the PGA Tour through cooperation with the KPGA.” They will provide generous support at the highest level.”

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said, “The KPGA, such as Im Seong-jae, Lee Kyung-hoon, Kim Si-woo, and Kim Joo-hyung, is showing results every year by producing players with ‘world-class’ talent.” I hope to see him advance on the PGA Tour.”

Koo Ja-cheol, chairman of KPGA, said, “I am sure that this cooperation will be of great help to the growth of professional golf in Korea. I am honored and happy to be able to officially partner with the world’s best tours.” 토토

Therefore, Kim Young-soo (33. PNS Holdings), who won the Genesis Grand Prize in the 2022 season, was granted a seed for the DP World Tour in the 2023 season (category 16) and went directly to the European stage. 

Meanwhile, the KPGA Korean Tour and DP World Tour co-hosted tournament will be held at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Songdo, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon in April 2023 with a total prize of $2 million. It is the first time in about 9 years that a tournament co-hosted by the KPGA Korean Tour and DP World Tour has been held in Korea, and the ‘Valentine Championship’ was held from 2008 to 2013.

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