Post by legitimategolf on Feb 23, 2019 19:00:32 GMT
Soon, their presence on the PGA/Euro Tours will merit a sister site to this one. Looking at the field list for the Genesis Open, I was almost blown away by the number of Korean names, both familiar and unfamiliar.
Si Woo Kim Kyoung-Hoon Lee Sung Kang Tae Hee Lee Sangmoon Bae Sungjae Im K.J. Choi Whee Kim
From USA: Kevin Na, Richard Lee, John Huh, Michael Kim
NZ's Danny Lee was also there. And there are others too, like Byeong Hun An. Seung Yul Noh, hopefully can return to high level golf after the military. And they are coming from all over the globe. Soon from down under Minjee's brother will make his presence known too.
Se Ri Pak and her legions set a very high standard obviously, but the men are making inroads too. For a country with only 2-3 decades of golf under its belt, Korea's doing quite well in the men's game.
Uh oh, another thread...technical foul on you!!! ...and don't put on a pink shirt! Oh, and you forgot to mention Alex Kang, the second best golfer in his family.
From the defunct SS board, the only yuge thread that I recall regarding the guys was Y.E. Yang taking down GOAT #2 at the 2009 PGA Championship. This is the last year of his exempt status for that event, which will be later this spring. He trunk-slammed last year...currently plays the Japan tour mostly these days.
I don't know if TV Tokyo is a regular broadcaster for the PGA Tour, but they are showing the PGA Championship now, although its broadcast window for Rounds 1 & 2 is limited. But, they'll have about 3.5 hours for Saturday and Sunday. This is definitely more ammunition to dump GC and cable TV. Link: