‘Veteran’ Kim Kyung-tae, who won 20 individual victories in Korea and Japan, has obtained a permanent seed on the Korean Tour.
Starting this year, the KPGA changed the permanent seed qualification from those with a career record of 25 wins or more to those with a career record of 20 wins or more and winners of four major tournaments.
As a result, Kim Kyung-tae became the 6th permanent seed on the Korean Tour, following Choi Sang-ho, Choi Gyeong-ju, Han Jang-sang, Park Nam-shin, and Yang Yong-eun. Kim Kyung-tae has 6 wins on the Korean Tour and 14 wins on the Japanese Tour.
Kim Kyung-tae said, “It’s an honor. I received a lot of congratulations from my family, acquaintances, and senior and junior players. I feel proud and rewarding.” .
Next, Kim Kyung-tae said, “This year is the 17th year of the tour. At the beginning of the tour, senior players who are now active in the senior tour, such as Park Nam-shin, Kang Uk-soon, and Shin Yong-jin, were holding on tightly to the tour.” I am happy that I have done a great job that will leave my name.”
Kim Kyung-tae has been splendid since his amateur days. From 2003 to 2006 he wore the Taegeuk mark. In 2005 and 2006 he won the Japan Amateur Championship consecutively. In December 2006, he won gold medals in both individual and team events at the Doha Asian Games.
Kim Kyung-tae, who debuted on the tour in 2007, reached the top of his first event, the Tomato Savings Bank Open, and wrote history by becoming the first Korean tour player to win his debut match.
In 2010, he won 3 wins and became the first Korean to become the Japan Tour Money Champion. In 2015, he won a whopping 5 wins and won the Japan Tour Grand Prize and the ‘prize money king’. In the following year, 2016, he won 3 wins in 7 tournaments on the Japanese tour. 슬롯사이트
However, Kim Kyung-tae’s winning record stopped at the 2019 Japan Tour Casio World Open. In 2021, he competed in 5 Korean Tour events and passed the cut in only 1 event, losing his seed. 2022 was dedicated to the Japanese tour, but only passed the cut in 7 out of 17 tournaments. It was not like Kim Kyung-tae.
Kim Kyung-tae said, “I have suffered a lot due to poor grades in the past two years. I am recovering well. I will definitely spend the season in good health.” It’s been 16 years,” he said, expressing anticipation.
At the same time, Kim Kyung-tae said, “There has been no Korean Tour victory since 2011. In the meantime, I’ve been looking for opportunities to win several times, but I was overly greedy.” I want to do it at the Shinhan Donghae Open hosted by the group.”