Choi Ho-seong (50, Geumgang House), famous for ‘Fisherman Swing’, is a thousand people in the new year. He is the oldest among the seed holders participating in the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour this year.
Choi Ho-seong has not worn a championship jacket on the Korean Tour since winning the 2011 Lake Hills Open 메이저사이트. The last time he won the 2019 Japan Golf Tour (JGTO) Eiwa PGM Championship. He is aiming for 3 wins on the Korean Tour this year. If you win, you will set a record of lifting the championship trophy to 1,000 people.
Choi Sang-ho (68), who won the KT&G Maekyung Open on May 29, 2005 at the age of 50 years, 4 months and 25 days, may not reach the record as the oldest ever to win, but he can present a milestone to many juniors.
For reference, Choi Sang-ho is a legend who debuted on the Korean Tour in 1978 and won 43 victories in his career, starting with the Yeoju Open and setting the record for the oldest championship. The record for the oldest championship, which seems unbreakable, has begun to produce challengers one after another with the development of training methods and equipment. Choi Ho-seong stands at the forefront.
If you record a hole-in-one with the angler’s swing, this too is one step closer to history. The oldest hole-in-one record was held by Shin Yong-jin (59) of the ‘Busan Seagull’, who made it on April 21, 2016 at the age of 51 years, 7 months and 17 days at the 17th hole in the 1st round of the Dongbu Fire Promi Open held at Daeyu Montber CC.
If there is the oldest, there is also the youngest. Kim Joo-hyung (21, Nike), who won two victories on the PGA Tour and climbed to 13th in the world rankings, holds a major record. Kim Joo-hyung won the 2020 KPGA Gunsan CC Open at the age of 18 years and 21 months. He won the SK Telecom Open in 2021 at the age of 18 years, 11 months and 22 days, and also won the record for the youngest two wins in his career. The ‘Genesis Grand Prize’, which he received last year at the age of 19 years, 4 months and 17 days, is also the youngest record that will not be broken for the time being.
Lim Seong-jae (25, CJ Logistics), who reached the top of the PGA Tour before Kim Joo-hyung, made a hole-in-one at the age of 18 years, 6 months and 23 days in the 8th hole of the final round of the 2016 DBG Financial Group Daegu Gyeongbuk Open, leaving his name as the youngest record holder.
Among amateurs, Ahn Seong-hyun (14) passed the cut at the Biz Play Electronic Newspaper Open last year at 13 years, 3 months and 19 days, which remains the youngest record. Ahn Seong-hyun participated in the DB Insurance Open, which was the opening match of last year’s season, at the age of 12 years, 11 months and 16 days, and recorded the youngest participation record.
This year, Jung Yoo-jun (BC Card), born in 2003, is the youngest participant, so it is unlikely that he will break the record for the youngest ever.