The Korea Professional Golf Association (KPGA) Korean Tour has announced its third cancelation of the season.
The ‘MenuTalk Cosmos Rings Open’, which was scheduled for four days from the 19th to the 22nd of this month, was canceled due to poor course conditions less than two weeks before the tournament.
As a result, the ‘OO Championship’, the ‘Island Resort Doubletree Championship’ and the ‘MenuTalk Open’, which were scheduled to be held during the Chuseok holiday, were also canceled without any measures.
Initially, it was announced at the beginning of the season that the KPGA Korean Tour will be held in 2023 with 25 tournaments and a total prize fund of more than 25 billion won.
However, contrary to its promises, it added to its regret with an administrative process that only lowered the morale of the players.
The real problem is that despite the fact that the event was held in bad weather at Cosmos Rings last month, the course conditions were not checked and verified right before the event.
After the first race of the Hyundai Offshore Racing Invitational last week, the sailors received a text message informing them that the event had been canceled. The athletes were confused.
“I received a text from the association about the cancellation of the ‘Matthews Open,'” said one of the athletes.
“When tournaments are reduced, the morale of the players drops a lot,” he said, adding, “Each tournament is so precious and desperate to secure seeding. However, I am not sure why the decision to cancel the tournament was made so close to the event without any measures.”토토사이트
Meanwhile, KPGA President Koo Ja-cheol emphasized that this is the best season yet, calling for an increase in the number of tournaments and prize money for his re-election later this year.
Despite the inferior environment, the players are doing their best in each competition. Especially after winning a gold medal in the men’s golf team event at the Hang Jeong-woo Asian Games for the first time in 13 years, it is time to work on the future of Korean men’s golf.
Later this year, the Korean Professional Golf Association (KPGA) will be looking for a new head of the organization.