Chairman Koo Ja-cheol, who is in his 3rd season in office, “We will bring the fun of the KPGA tour”￼
“I will show you that the KPGA tour is a fun sport. 2023 is the most important year in history.”
Koo Ja-cheol, chairman of the Korea Professional Golf Association (KPGA), pledged the rapid growth of the KPGA Korean Tour this year and asked for interest and support from fans.
Chairman Koo Ja-cheol held a press conference at a restaurant in downtown Seoul on the 14th and said, “The 2023 season is being held on the largest scale ever, and a new broadcasting rights contract is ahead.” I will do my best to prepare,” he said.
The 2023 KPGA Korean Tour will be held with 25 tournaments, the largest ever tournament with a total prize of over 25 billion won, and the largest prize money. Five new competitions were established, and one existing competition was omitted, resulting in four more than the 21 competitions in the 2022 season. The total prize money will also increase by 5 billion won from last year (20.3 billion won). Chairman Koo Ja-cheol, who took office as the 18th KPGA president in November 2019 and celebrated the final season of his four-year term, led the reconstruction of the Korean men’s golf tour, which collapsed over the past three years, by establishing 13 new tournaments and increasing the total prize money by 12 billion won.
KPGA opens a new season with a new broadcaster. The KPGA Tour, which has been negotiating with SBS Medianet and INNOCEAN prior to breaking up with JTBC Golf Channel, which has been together for the past 13 seasons, sets an expected value of more than 6 billion won a year and seeks to increase profits and improve the quality of men’s golf content.
In addition, the KPGA tour plans to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour and the European Professional Golf DP World Tour within this month to promise mutual development, and to lay the foundation for domestic players to advance to a bigger stage. . The Korea Championship (total prize money of 2 million dollars) to be held at Jack Nicklaus GC in Incheon from April 27 is co-sponsored by the PGA Tour and DP World Tour. 메이저놀이터
Kim Byeong-joon, CEO of the Korea Professional Golf Tour (KPGT), said, “The goal is to expand the passage for players to the upper tour through mutual cooperation with the PGA Tour and DP World Tour, and we are expecting better conditions than now. Through this, the status of the KPGA Tour will also be enhanced.”
Chairman Koo Ja-cheol said, “As the term ends, the KPGA Korean Tour seems to be gaining ground to some extent.” I will show you that this is different.”
The 2023 KPGA Korean Tour will sound the opening fanfare at the DB Insurance Promy Open (total prize money of 700 million won) on the 13th of next month, and will go on a long journey for 7 months until the LG Signature Players Championship (November).