The 2023 season Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour will be held with 25 tournaments, the largest ever, with a total prize money of more than 25 billion won.
According to the Korea Professional Golf Association announcement on the 23rd, a total of 25 tournaments will be held this year메이저사이트, including 5 new ones. Among them, the total prize money of the 18 tournaments whose prize money has been confirmed is about 19.65 billion won. In addition, the total prize money of five of the remaining seven tournaments last year was about 4.35 billion won, and if two new tournaments are added, the total prize money of the tour is likely to exceed 25 billion won for the first time. Previously, the highest number of competitions and total prize money were 21 competitions and total prize money of 20.3 billion won last year.
Overseas tours and co-sponsored competitions also increased from two last year to five this year. The representative tournament is the ‘Korea Championship’ with the DP World Tour. The tournament, which will be held from April 27 to 30 at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Incheon, is a new tournament and has a total prize money of 2 million dollars (approximately 2.6 billion won), the largest in the tour this season. It is the first time in 10 years since the Ballantine’s Championship, which was held from 2008 to 2013, that the DP World Tour is co-hosted. The Shinhan Donghae Open will be held from September 7 to 10 under the joint supervision of the Korean Tour, the Japan Professional Golf Tour (JGTO), and the Asian Tour. In addition, Descente Korea Match Play, the only match play competition on the tour, is held in a tournament format from the round of 16 to the final, instead of the top 16 players playing in the group stage to rank.
The opening match is the DB Insurance Promy Open held at Ravier Bell Country Club in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, from April 13 to 16. Koo Ja-cheol (68), chairman of the KPGA, said, “It is encouraging that the size and value of the tour are continuously expanding. 2023 will be the year that KPGA welcomes the ‘second renaissance’.”