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KT Kim the Defending Champion at JGTO Opener

The 2017 full Japan Tour season starts this week with the Token Homemate Cup being played at Token Tado Country Club, Nagoya.

Last year’s winner KT Kim will be hoping for a similar outcome again, and with the recent addition of his second child, KT now has extra motivation this season. Even though it is a full strength field, a victory for KT seems likely.

Sung Jae Im has put in some solid performances already this year in Myanmar and New Zealand, and it’s looking like 2017 may be his breakthrough year in Japan. 

Younghan Song, who came so close to successfully defending his Singapore Open title is well overdue a win on the regular Japan Tour. His consistency last season was similar to So Yeon Ryu, who just recently won the ANA Inspiration, the first Major of the year for the ladies. Song will likely win again very soon, and very possibly more than once this year.

Apart from the aforementioned trio, another twenty one Koreans will tee it up this week in Nagoya. This further portrays the growing strength of the game here in Korea. 


Kenneth Quillinan (aka Quilly!) View All

First up, I suppose I better say hello and thank you for visiting my website, whoever you are. I teach, I write, I caddy, I write, I travel, I write. Mostly, about golf if that interests you. Usually interviews for various publications and blog about my caddy adventures.

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