“This year is my year” Who will be the star of the year of the rabbit who will be the main character of the KPGA?
The year 2023 is the year of the cat, symbolizing the ‘black rabbit’. Since ancient times, rabbits have symbolized fertility and abundance. Who will be the ‘Rabbit’ player among the KPGA Korean Tour players in the 2023 season?
Heo In-hoe, born in 1987, Maeng Dong-seop… “More responsible and determined than ever” The
1987 rabbit year players who will be active on the KPGA Korean Tour in 2023 are Heo In-hoe (36. Geumgang House) and Maeng Dong-seop (36. BRIC). The two players, who are of the same age, ate rice together as members of the Armed Forces Sports Unit, which was temporarily created for the 2015 Mungyeong World Military Games. This year, a son and a daughter are scheduled to give birth, respectively, and it seems that they will have more responsibility and determination than ever before.
First, Heo In-hoe was born on July 24, 1987. Heo In-hoe, who has a total of 5 wins (4 wins in Korea and 1 win in Japan tour), ranked first in the KPGA Korean Tour Average Putts category last year. Heo In-hoe said, “My son will be born in February this year. I want to be a great dad with good grades,” he said.
Maeng Dong-seop, who has three wins in the 토토 KPGA Korean Tour, dreams of a new leap forward in 2023, the year of the rabbit. Maeng Dong-seop, who brushed off his injury last year, participated in a total of 15 competitions in the 2022 season and had a successful return season by passing cuts in 7 competitions, including 4 TOP 10.
Maeng Dong-seop said, “There is a celebration in which a daughter is born in April this year. He said, “I want to be a proud father to my daughter,” and “I had a satisfactory season last year.”
Born in 1999, Jung Chan-min, Ko Gun-taek, Lee Jae-kyung, Kim Ui-in, Park Hyung-wook, Yoon Do-won… “Challenge for the first win in your life”
2022 season’Rocket Battery Long Hit Award’ winner Jeong Chan-min (24. CJ OnStyle) and’tour 4th year’ Go Gun-taek (24.Daebo Engineering & Construction) aim for their first win on the KPGA Korean Tour in the 2023 season.
Jung Chan-min, who debuted last year, left a deep impression by recording the longest average drive distance in the 2022 season, about 317.111 yards. He participated in 14 competitions and succeeded in passing 7 competitions including 2 TOP10 rounds, but the number of times he entered the top ranks is small.
Jeong Chan-min said, “I won the ‘Rocket Battery Long Hit Award’, which was my goal for 2022, but it was regrettable that I could not achieve the championship. In 2023, the goal is to record the first win,” he said. “We will challenge the first win by supplementing the short game that was lacking last year and increasing the fairway landing rate.”
Go Gun-taek, a former member of the national team, is also noteworthy. In the first round of the 2019 ‘Genesis Championship’, Go Gun-taek, who broke the course record of Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea Urban and Links Course by catching 1 eagle and 8 birdies and recording 10 under par 62, is knocking on the door to win every year. . Attention is focusing on whether Go Gun-taek, who tied for 4th at last year’s ‘KB Financial Live Championship’ and recorded the highest ever record, will achieve his first victory in 4 years of his debut.
ee Jae-kyung, who won two wins on the KPGA Korean Tour, including the 2019 Castelbazak Rookie of the Year award, is also sweating to make up for the sluggish performance last season as a rabbit in 1999.
On the other hand, ‘Rabbit rookies’ who will debut on this year’s tour, such as Kim Eui-in (24), Park Hyung-wook (24), and Yoon Do-won (24), are also putting their full effort into preparing for the season.