‘Korea’s Yon Ram’ Jung Chan-min jumps 464 steps in the world rankings
A whopping 464 steps. This is the world ranking that Jung Chan-min (pictured) jumped up after winning the 42nd GS Caltex Maekyung Open, which is called ‘Korea’s Masters’. On the 7th, Jeong Chan-min won the first championship in his life at the 42nd GS Caltex Maekyung Open jointly organized by the Korea Golf Association (KGA) and the Asian Tour. The winning prize is 300 million won. In addition, he had a 5-year seed for the Korean Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour and a 2-year seed for the Asian Tour at once.
Above all, there is the happiest part. As an Asian Tour co-sponsored event, the world ranking points are doubled compared to general tournaments. The world ranking points Jeong Chan-min earned by winning this tournament were 6.28743 points. The world ranking soared from 1012th to 548th.
Previously, since his professional debut, Chan-min Jeong has participated in 19 competitions for two years, and the number of points earned by Jeong Chan-min is only 3.21188 points. However, by winning the GS Caltex Maekyung Open, Jeong Chan-min was able to instantly increase the number of points he had, and soar in the world rankings. Compared to regular competitions, the world ranking points are doubled.
The world ranking points of the previously held KPGA Korean Tour winners are 3.18 and 3.57, respectively. Jung Chan-min earned points equivalent to two wins on the Korean Tour in just one shot. Chung Chan-min, who gained confidence with his first victory, expressed his determination, saying, “First of all, my first goal is to enter the world’s top 300.”
Lee Jung-hwan and amateur Song Min-hyuk, who tied for second place, also enjoyed the GS Caltex Maekyung Open. The world ranking points they earned are 3.14371 points. Points earned by winning general competitions. Thanks to that, Lee Jung-hwan rose from 691st to 555th last week, and Song Min-hyeok from 3489th to 1048th.먹튀검증