Reporter Park Dae-ro = The Korea Professional Golf Association (KPGA) has released various records such as the oldest and youngest players ahead of the opening of the new season this year.
The oldest player to take the KPGA Korean Tour stage in the 2023 season is Choi Ho-seong (50, Geumgang House), born in 1973.
Conversely, the youngest player is Jeong Yoo-jun (20, BC Card), born in 2003. Jung Yoo-jun is a new player who will debut on the 2023 season tour after tying for 30th at the KPGA Korean Tour Qualifying Tournament last year.
The oldest winner ever is Choi Sang-ho (68). Choi Sang-ho won the KT&G Maekyung Open on May 29, 2005 at the age of 50 years, 4 months and 25 days. Choi Sang-ho, who debuted on the KPGA Korean Tour in 1978, has recorded 43 victories, starting with the Yeoju Open and ending with the KT&G Maekyung Open.
The record for the oldest two wins in a season is held by Choi Kwang-soo (63), who won two victories at the age of 45 years, 7 months and 3 days at the 2005 Gaya Open and the Kolon Hana Bank Korea Open.
The youngest winner was Kim Joo-hyung (21, Nike). Kim Joo-hyung reported his first win on the tour at the age of 18 years and 21 months at the 2020 KPGA Gunsan CC Open. Kim Joo-hyung won the SK Telecom Open at the age of 18 years, 11 months, and 22 days in 2021, the following year after winning the KPGA Gunsan CC Open, and achieved two wins, the youngest ever.
The youngest ever to win two consecutive championships is Kim Gyeong-tae (37, Shinhan Financial Group), who won two consecutive victories at the age of 20 years, 8 months and 3 days at the Tomato Savings Bank Open before the opening of the 2007 season and the 26th GS Caltex Maekyung Open, which was the second event. . 스포츠토토
The youngest amateur champion was established by Kim Dae-seop (42), who won the Kolon Cup 41st Korea Open on September 20, 1998 at the age of 17 years, 2 months and 20 days.
The oldest cut pass is Choi Sang-ho, who passed the cut at the 36th GS Caltex Maekyung Open on May 5, 2017 at the age of 62 years, 4 months and 1 day. The youngest to pass the cut is Ahn Seong-hyun (14), who succeeded in passing the cut at the age of 13 years, 3 months and 19 days at the Biz Play Electronic Newspaper Open last year. Ahn Seong-hyun participated in the 17th DB Insurance Open before the opening last year at the age of 12 years, 11 months and 16 days, setting a record as the youngest player ever to participate.
The oldest hole-in-one and the youngest hole-in-one both came in 2016.
The oldest hole-in-one is Shin Yong-jin (59), who made a hole-in-one at the age of 51 years, 7 months and 17 days on April 21, 2016 at the 17th hole of the 12th Dongbu Fire Promy Open held at Daeyu Montbert CC.
The youngest hole-in-one was Lim Seong-jae (25, CJ Logistics), who made a hole-in-one at the age of 18 years, 6 months and 23 days in the 8th hole of the final round of the DGB Financial Group Daegu Gyeongbuk Open held at Farmy Hills CC that year.
The oldest recipient of the grand prize was Choi Sang-ho, who won the grand prize in 1995, and was 40 years, 9 months and 25 days old at the time. Kim Joo-hyung, who became the first teenager in his teens last year to embrace the Genesis Grand Prize, was named the youngest winner at the age of 19 years, 4 months and 17 days.
The oldest rookie king is Lee Won-joon (38, Webcash Group), who won the Castelbajac Rookie Award at the age of 35 years and 16 days in 2020. The youngest Rookie of the Year is Lee Jung-hoon (38), who became Rookie of the Year in 2004 at the age of 19 years and 18 days.