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JGTO: KT Searching For Form At The Japan Open

It’s been a disappointing year so far for K.T. Kim.  No wins compared to three last year and five the year before. Only one top three finish in 2017; he had five in 2016. He has slipped from 37th in the world rankings down to 126th in 18 months. Kim is without any doubt one of Korea’s most talented players, but he needs a good week and fast. The Japan Open Championship is a great opportunity to turn his season around. We live in hope…

In contrast to Kim, Hyun Woo Ryu is enjoying a purple patch in his career. After winning the Fujisankei Classic last month, Ryu’s form has been very solid with his results backing that up: 2nd, 5th, 12th, 19th, 10th. It’s been his best season in four years, which will give hope to others, including Kim.

Junggon Hwang has enjoyed two top 10 finishes in his last two Japan Open Championships. There’s no doubting that he will have some added confidence knowing that next week he will tee it up at the inaugural PGA Tour CJ Cup, as the KPGA Championship winner. Hwang is destined for a big week soon.

With a run of three top 10 finishes in his past three events, I.J. Jang has to be considered this week. The legendary Korean veteran is playing his best golf for over two years, although his current caddie Guna will be absent this week. Can Jang perform without him? Let’s wait and see…

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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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