The player who is hitting the furthest on the domestic men’s golf stage this year is Kim Bio. He carries an average of 337.06 yards and ranks first in the slugging rankings. However, most players evaluate that the longest hitter in Korea is Jeong Chan-min, not Kim Bio. Jeong Chan-min is ranked third in the long hit ranking with 329.64 yards this year, but last year he shot 317.11 yards to become the long hit king. It is the longest stroke in Korean men’s golf history. Last year, Bio Kim averaged 299.16 yards, ranking 12th in long drives.
Two long hitters representing Korea will soon cause a ‘long hit storm’ in Jeju.
The stage is the SK Telecom Open (total prize money of 1.3 billion won) held at the Pinx Golf Club (par 71) in Seogwipo, Jeju Island for four days from the 18th.
The two long hitters have quite different mindsets and attitudes toward this year’s tournament.
This is because Jeong Chan-min experienced the bitter taste of being eliminated from the cut last year, while Kim Bio-won took the championship last year and was happy with it. In particular, Jung Chan-min, who won the GS Caltex Maekyung Open this year and emerged as a big star, has a very different resolution.
Jeong Chan-min, who won the first win in his life at the GS Caltex Maekyung Open, is currently running first in the prize money rankings and genesis points, advancing in a tie for 7th in the Woori Finance Championship that followed. He is participating in this tournament with a completely different status than when he missed the cut last year. He draws attention to how powerful he will show ‘long blows of anger’.
On the other hand, Bio Kim, who won two victories at the GS Caltex Maekyung Open and the SK Telecom Open last year, tied for 6th at the GS Caltex Maekyung Open, showing his will to resolve his regret of failing to win two consecutive tournaments at this event.
Bio Kim is aiming to tie the record for the most wins in the SK Telecom Open with his long hit, which ranks first in drive shots this year.
The player who has won the most championships in the 25 SK Telecom Opens so far is Choi Kyung-ju, who has three wins in total. If Kim Bio, who won two victories in this competition, wins this time, she will win two consecutive victories and stand shoulder to shoulder with Choi Kyung-ju.
Park Sang-hyun, who is still hitting sharp shots even in his 40s, and Ko Gun-taek, who won the DB Insurance Promy Open in the opening game, will go on a hunt for their second win of the season in their hometown of Jeju.스포츠토토
Choi Gyeong-ju (53), who serves as the co-executive chairman of the competition, also participates in a shot match with her juniors.
SK Telecom, the organizer, applies various AI-based technologies to broadcast on TV and mobile, and ‘AI Choi Kyung-ju’ is expected to draw attention. If the real Choi Kyung-ju is active on the course, ‘AI Choi Gyeong-ju’ will appear in the broadcast every round to deliver tournament information and viewing points to viewers.