‘Korean Superstar’ Park Chan-ho, 50, will compete in next month’s Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour’s Shinhan Donghae Open, with a total prize fund of 1.4 billion won.

Shinhan Financial Group, the tournament’s organizer, announced on Saturday that Park will compete as an invited player in the four-day event, which will be held at the Club 72 Ocean Course (Par 72, 7204 yards) in Yeongjongdo, Incheon, starting next month.

Park is a “Major League Pioneer” who holds the record for most wins by an Asian player with 124 career victories in Major League Baseball (MLB).

He will be competing in his first professional tournament in a year and three months after competing in the Woori Financial Championship in May and the SK Telecom Open in June. He missed the cut at 13-over par at the Woori Financial Championship and 12-over par at the SK Telecom Open.

Park will also play in the Shinhan Donghae Open Skins Charity on Sept. 6, the day before the tournament begins, to help raise money for the cause.

The tournament is co-hosted by the Korean Tour, Asian Tour and Japan Professional Golf Tour (JGTO).

The Korean Tour will be represented by top players such as Park Sang-hyun, Seo Yo-seop and Lee Jae-kyung, while the Asian Tour’s Kim Biao and Miguel Tabuena (Philippines) and the JGTO’s Ryo Ishikawa and Keita Nakajima (Japan) will be in action.

Last year’s winner, Kazuki Higa (Japan), will not be competing in this event as he is competing on the DP World Tour during the same time frame.스포츠토토

Kim Sung-hyun (KOR), who has been playing on the PGA Tour this season, and Jang Yubin (KOR), who is competing for his country at the Hangzhou Asian Games, will also be in contention.

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