Golfer Im Sung-jaw swings at the second hole of Woori Financial Group Championship in Korea on May 11. Photo courtesy of Korea Professional Golfers’ Association.

Renowned golf players will compete in the championship

Woori Financial Group announced on May 11 that a golf tournament named after the financial conglomerate had teed off with the participation of top players.

For example, Im Sung-jae flew into Seoul this week to play in the Korean tour match against a host of Korea Professional Golfers’ Association (KPGA) players.

Im is the highest-ranking Asian golfer in the world. He ranked at No. 18 on the official world golf ranking.

The last KPGA game where he played was the Genesis Championship in Oct. 2019. Back then, he won the tourney, getting his only KPGA trophy.

Last year, Chang Hee-min won the $200,000 prize as the first winner of the Woori Financial Group Championship. The reigning champion will also play this year, too.

On top of the top two players, a total of seven golfers sponsored by Woori will also be part of the event, including Hwang Jung-gon and Cho Woo-young.

This season’s KPGA tournament winners like Jung Chan-min and Koh Gun-taek are also joining the field in order to earn their second trophy of the season, according to Woori.

Kevin Chung studied literature in Seoul. He is interested in various areas. He can be reached at jumphigher55@aol.com or 82-2-6956-6698.