‘Champion couple’ Yang Ji-ho and Kim Yoo-jung aim to win back-to-back KB Financial Live Championships
“Let’s do it safely with an iron.”
His wife (Kim Yoo-jung), who was carrying his caddie bag, grabbed his wood as he reached for it, put it in the bag and handed him an iron instead. And with his wife’s strong support, Kim earned his first victory in 15 years and 133 tournaments on the tour.메이저사이트
This is the story of Ji-ho Yang (34-PTC), the winner of last year’s KPGA Korean Tour KB Financial Livechampionship. The couple’s second shot on the 18th hole (par-5) on the final day of the tournament was voted one of the best moments of last year’s KPGA Korean Tour.
Thanks to his wife’s support, Yang Ji-ho, an ‘underdog’, will attempt to win his second consecutive tournament. The KB Financial Livechampionship (total prize money of 700 million won) will be held at Blackstone Icheon GC (par 72-7270 yards) in Icheon, Icheon-si, starting on Sept. 25.
The most recent back-to-back winner on the KPGA Korean Tour was Lee Tae-hee (39-OK Savings Bank), who won back-to-back GS Caltex Mae Kyung Open titles in 2019 and 2020.
Chung Chan-min (24-CJ), who leads the Genesis points and Genesis money list this season, is coming off a strong win. Chung is determined to erase the shame of missing the SK Telecom Open cut.
If any of the players currently in the Genesis Points ‘Top 10’ can win the tournament, they will earn 1,000 Genesis Points and move into first place. Currently, only 378.5 points separate No. 1 Lee Jae-kyung (24-CJ) from No. 10.
Baek Seok-hyun (33-HUSEM), who earned his first career victory at the SK Telecom Open last week, will be looking to win for the second straight week. Defending champion Ko Gun-taek (24, Daebo Construction) will be looking for his first two wins of the season.
Each round will be broadcast live on SBS Golf 2, the official broadcasting organization of the KPGA Korean Tour. SBS Golf 2 is available on IPTV via GENIE TV channel 992, LGU+ channel 99, SKB channel 969 and satellite via SkyLife channel 219.