Seok Hyun Paik, the ‘Yang Turf Expert’, has a chance to win back-to-back titles

The Korean Professional Golf Association (KPGA) Korean Tour has been in full spring and fall form this season, and Baek Seok-hyun will be looking to win for the second week in a row. He is a self-proclaimed winner on both grass and turf, so he is expected to perform well at the KB Financial Live Championship (total prize money of 700 million won).

Defending champion Yang Ji-ho, ‘Korea’s Yon Ram’ Chung Chan-min, and season-opening winner Ko Gun-taek will all be in action at Blackstone GC (Par 72-7270) in Icheon, South Korea, along with Kim Bi-o, Seo Yoseop, Ham Jeong-woo, and Choi Jin-ho.

Baek Seok-hyun, who won the SK Telecom Open last week, moved to Thailand as a child to learn golf and made his professional debut on the Asian Tour. “I’m used to playing on grass in Thailand and other Asian countries,” he said in a post-tournament interview. In other words, he’s strong on grass.

Blackstone GC, where the tournament will be held, is also a grass course. The difference is that Jeju Finks is bent grass and Icheon Blackstone is Kentucky blue, but the ball and grass are the same.

It will be interesting to see if last year’s winner, Yang Ji-ho, will be able to defend his title. Yang won his first title in 15 years and 133 tournaments after his wife, his caddie, gave him an iron instead of a wood on the 18th (par-5) hole in the final round of last year’s tournament, telling him to “play it safe” as he tried to make a two-iron. The incident reignited the “listen to your wife to succeed” story.토토사이트

Kim, who was tied for 39th place after the second round of the SK Telecom Open last week, shot a 5-under 66 in the third and final rounds to finish third with a 10-under 274 total, is determined to win this time around. After winning two titles last year, the GS Caltex Mae Kyung Open and the SK Telecom Open, Kim is yet to win this season.

Chung Chan-min, who won the GS Caltex Mae Kyung Open this season with his fearsome driving distance, will also be looking for his second win of the season. Chung is averaging 325 yards with his driver this season.

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