An unbreakable heart… 37-year-old rookie Park Seong-joon who came back from injury
A welcome face appeared at the DB Insurance Promi Open (total prize money of 700 million won), the opening game of the KPGA Korean Tour in the 2023 season, which opened on the 13th. It was Park Seong-joon, a 37-year-old latecomer.
Park Seong-joon, who expanded his activities to Japan and the US PGA Tour, had a long hard time due to injury, but succeeded in recovering with an unbending heart. dragged
On the first day of the tournament, which was held at the Ravievell Old Course (par 72) in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do, Park Sung-joon shot a 4-under 68 to start in a tie for 6th place. It is one stroke behind juniors such as Kim Seung-hyuk, Seo Yo-seop, Jang Hee-min, Bae Yong-joon, and Ko Gun-taek, who were joint leaders. Park Seong-joon committed his first hole, hole 1 (par 5), but took the lead by catching only 5 birdies on the remaining holes.
Park Seong-jun’s golf life was a series of hardships. In his junior year, he took an elite course through the National Standing Army, but then went through light and darkness. He participated in the 2006 Jungheung Gold Lake Open as a recommended player and finished runner-up behind Kang Gyeong-nam. He enlisted in the military that same year and had a 3-year hiatus. Park Seong-joon, who returned to the second part of the Korean Tour (Bear River Challenge Tour) in 2009 after being discharged from the military, moved to the Japan Professional Golf Tour (JGTO) the following year in 2010 and won the 2013 Vana H Cup KBC Augusta.
Gaining confidence, Park boarded a plane to the United States and debuted on the PGA Tour in the 2014-2015 season by climbing to 45th in the prize money rankings on the Web.com Tour, the second part of the 2014 PGA Tour. At the beginning of the season, he had a rosy future drawn when he finished runner-up at the Humana Challenge, but he was cut off 13 times in 22 competitions and lost his seed.
And a shoulder injury that came. Park Seong-joon, who spent 7 difficult years due to rehabilitation, recurrence of injuries, and rehabilitation, did not give up and succeeded in making a comeback last year. He participated in the Amoeba Tour, the second part of the Japan Tour, passed the cut in 10 out of 13 tournaments, and obtained the JGTO seed, and also tied for 3rd in the Korean Tour Qualifying Tournament, which he participated in in November, and also obtained the Korean seed. He prepared a foothold to work between Korea and Japan. Park Sung-joon returned to Korea after finishing in a tie for 21st at the Japan Tour Token Homemate Cup last week.
After completing the first round on the day, Park Seong-jun said, “I am excited to participate in this opening match as I am a new player officially making my debut on the Korean Tour this year and have played for a long time in the US and Japan.카지노사이트 And if the opportunity comes in the 3rd and 4th rounds, I will do my best not to miss it.” In the opening game last year, veteran Park Sang-hyun, who is three years older than Park Seong-jun, won. I wonder if the veteran’s fighting spirit will shine in the opening match this year as well.