KPGA tour will have at least 13 eventsKorea Professional Golfers’ Association (KPGA) announced on Wednesday that at least 13 events will be held as part of the KPGA Korean Tour.
The KPGA said that it is currently working with sponsors to set up two more events in July and August. If the deal is completed, this season’s Korean Tour will have total of 15 events.
The prize money for the season will be increased from last year’s 9.1 billion won ($8 million) to 10 billion won if the KPGA finalizes the two events. Last season, the Korean Tour had 14 events.
Starting this season, the KPGA will give a three-year tour card to golfers who win an event that has existed for at least 10 years. For an event that is at least 20 years old, the winner will get a four-year tour card, and the winner of a 30-year-old event will get a five-year tour card.
The Korean Tour season starts with the Dongbu Insurance Promy Open on April 23 at Mont Vert Country Club in Pocheon, Gyeonggi. The Nefs Masterpiece, which for the past six years was a KLPGA event, will also be part of the men’s tournament. It will start on June 4 at the 360 Country Club in Yeouju, Gyeonggi.
By Joo Kyung-don