‘Golf is not played on the street.’

Korean golf’s “legend” Choi Gyeong-ju (53, photo) showed “one move” to long hitters Kim Bio (33) and Jung Chan-min (24) of the Korean Professional Golf Association (KPGA) Korean Tour. It was in the first round of the SK Telecom Open (total prize money of 1.3 billion won) held at Pinx GC (par 71, 7326 yards) in Seogwipo, Jeju on the 18th.

On this day, Choi Kyung-ju played in a group with Kim Bio, the previous year’s champion, and Jung Chan-min, the winner of the GS Caltex Maekyung Open earlier this month. Bio Kim is currently the representative long hitter who ranks first in distance on the Korean Tour. Jung Chan-min is emerging as ‘Korea’s Yon-Ram’ with his overwhelming physicality and explosive long hits.

Choi Kyung-joo is running both the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour, in which players aged 50 and over participate. He is the first Korean to win the Champions Tour and is active as a ‘perpetual active player’.

Faced with the two hottest players on the Korean Tour, Choi Gyeong-ju threw the number of wins with precision from the first hole (par 4). Bio Kim and Chan-min Jeong were like long hitters representing the Korean Tour. Wood also sent for 287 and 274 yards, respectively. Kim Bio, who dropped his tee shot into the bunker, put it on the green on the third shot to save a par. Chan-min Jeong sent his tee shot to the fairway and made a 2-on, but failed to putt for birdie and finished the first hole with a par.스포츠토토

Choi Kyung-ju had the shortest tee shot distance. He had 153 yards with his driver and fell into a bunker. However, the ‘god of the bunker’ was still alive. The shot from the bunker flew 108.7 yards, stuck 2m next to the pin, and caught a birdie.

The match was delayed for more than 4 hours due to bad weather in Jeju. For this reason, Choi Kyung-ju, who was in the afternoon group, teed off well past 4:00 p.m. Until the game was stopped at 7:18 pm at sunset, Choi played 11 holes, hitting 3 birdies and 1 bogey. With an interim total of 2 under par, the rest of the game will be played on the 19th. Chanmin Jung and Bio Kim hit 1 over par. Lee Jae-kyung, with 1 eagle and 4 birdies, leads alone.

The Organizing Committee of the tournament set the 22nd as a preliminary day and is determined to complete the event as a 72-hole event.

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