Seven years ago, the reigning PGA Championship at the time YE Yang added the Volvo China Open trophy to his collection, unquestionably the most lucrative period of his career.
It’s quite unlikely that Yang will repeat the feat this week, but there are eleven other Koreans in the field aiming to be in contention on Sunday. Jeung-hun Wang will lead the charge, having already won on the European Tour this year, at the Qatar Masters.
Soomin Lee, who has been struggling to find some form recently will be desperate to rectify last week’s disappointing defence of the Shenzhen International.
With eight more Koreans teeing it up via their OneAsia Tour status, surely at least one will put in a strong performance this week. Jinho Choi is the standout from this group. The 2016 KPGA Player of the Year seems destined for bigger things than his two KPGA victories last year, as well as topping the OneAsia Order of Merit. Maybe Choi can kick start his 2017 season this week in China? Why not…
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