Please correct me where I'm wrong. There was an article I ran through Google Translate recently. I think it gave me the total picture.
How players qualify for 2024 KLPGA Tour cards
1. Winners a) major winners have Tour cards for three years (2021, 2022, 2023) b) event winners get cards for the next two years. (2022, 2023) 2. Top sixty in 2023 Tour money. 3. Top twenty in 2023 Dream tour money. 4. Top 45 in November seeding event get to fill final spots in events. 5. Relegation/Return to Dream tour/lost job/ try to qualify for 2025.
So, this is why September and especially October become pressure cooker events for players. They are battling for tour cards. Also remember this battle goes on while the top players aren't taking any holidays. The top players with 2024 cards secured don't take October off.