2011.9.30 Weekend Picks: KPGA* Shinhan Donghae Open
* Jack Nicklaus Golf Club, Incheon
* Thursday to Sunday
This is the first time that the KPGA’s major tournament is being hosted at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club, home to the PGA Champions Tour.
A total of 132 golfers teed off yesterday hoping to claim the winner’s prize of 200 million won ($170,000).
World No.14 Choi Kyung-ju (K.J. Choi) and No. 22 Kim Kyung-tae are participating, as is 11-time European Tour winner Paul Casey of England. Choi won the tournament in 2007 and 2008.
Hong Soon-sang is also considered a top contender. He is the only multiple KPGA Tour winner this season and currently tops the association’s prize money list.