“When the opportunity arises, I will play a role in the development of the association once more.” Koo Ja-cheol, president of the Korea Professional Golf Association (KPGA), announced his intention to reappoint. It was through a press conference held in Jongno-gu, Seoul on the 14th.
After taking office as the 18th chairman of KPGA in 2020, Chairman Koo, whose term is the last year this year, said, “I have been focusing on quantitative growth so far.”
The KPGA tour will hold 25 tournaments this season with a total prize money of 25 billion won. This is the largest number of tournaments and the largest prize pool ever. Compared to 2019, before Koo took office, the number of competitions increased by 10 and the total prize money increased by more than 12 billion won. 먹튀검증
Chairman Koo also said, “If we sign a new broadcasting rights contract this year, we believe it will help the association’s finances to some extent.” KPGA is currently negotiating first with the Innocean-SBS Medianet consortium. KPGA said, “The value of the new broadcasting rights is judged to be more than 30 billion won in total for 5 years with ‘6 billion won + α’ per year.” This is the value added to attracting competitions and resale revenue. KPGA explained that the INNOCEAN-SBS Medianet consortium plans to create a new golf channel with KPGA as its main channel once the contract for broadcasting rights is finalized and broadcast the second part and the Champions Tour.
Chairman Koo Ja-cheol said, “If the first two years of my tenure were like 9 holes of golf and there were about 2 double bogeys, I think I played pars with 1 birdie in the 2nd half of the year.” I will,” he said.