Its popularity has long been in the shadow of the KLPGA, but 2017 looks like a very promising season for the KPGA.
With the announcement of the inaugural PGA Tour CJ Cup in October, this will undoubtedly be a major boost for the KPGA tour. It is expected that at least 10 regular KPGA players, along with the likes of Sang Moon Bae (finished his military service in August , 2017), Siwoo Kim and Ben An (CJ sponsored), will be teeing it up against the best players in the world, and there’s no reason why a Korean player cannot come out on top. What we do hope for is that the KPGA players selected are regular players on the tour and not ones that only play a select number of tournaments during the season, due to playing commitments elsewhere.
Imagine a playoff on Sunday evening between Jinho Choi and Tiger Woods?? I think the golf course would erupt with the excitement. Nothing is impossible in this game! Whatever happens, 2017 is going to be an incredible year for the progression of the KPGA Tour and long may it continue.
In addition to the CJ Cup, there will be numerous new tournaments added to the schedule including the following: Happiness Songhak Open, Busan Open, Jeju Open, G Swing Mega Open and more are expected to be added in due course. The golfing world is already starting to put more attention on the emergence of the game here, especially after the very successful hosting of the 2015 Presidents Cup, but this year will take it to a whole new level.
Ladies watch out, the men are catching up!
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