The 39th edition of the Shinhan Donghae Open, the only major series in Asia to be co-hosted by three tours, is expected to feature leading players from each tour.
Shinhan Financial Group, the tournament’s organizer, announced on Saturday that Kim Sung-hyun, who plays on the U.S. Professional Golf Association (PGA) Tour, and Korean Tour stars Park Sang-hyun and Kim Kyung-tae, as well as Japan’s popular handsome Ryo Ishikawa and money leader Keita Nakajima, will compete in the Shinhan Donghae Open.
The tournament, now in its 39th year, will be held at Golf 72 Ocean Course on Yeongjongdo Island for four days starting Sept. 7. It will be broadcast by JTBC Golf, which continues its coverage of the men’s major series in Korea, including the GS Caltex Open, SK Telecom Open, and the Kolon Korea Open. The venue has excellent accessibility, and hole-in-one prizes include a Porsche. In addition, there are many box office elements for the competitors.
With a total prize fund of 1.4 billion won, it is the only tournament in Asia to be co-hosted by three organizations, including the Korea Professional Golf Association (KPGA) Korean Tour, the Asian Tour, and the Japan Golf Tour (JGTO). The tournament has been internationalized since its inception in 1981, and since 2019, the tournament has been expanded to include all three tours and is recognized as a tournament to determine the strongest players in Asia.
The par-3 17th hole. The prize is a luxury foreign car.
The tournament’s par-3 17th hole attracts attention with a Porsche electric car as a prize. In addition, the 12th hole, the most difficult of the 18 holes, is a prize of an 83-inch OLED TV provided by LG Electronics, and the 8th hole, which was slightly lengthened this year, is a prize of $10,000 provided by Shinhan Asset Management. The same amount will be donated in addition.
The amateur invitees are also noteworthy. Park Chan-ho, the winningest Asian player in Major League Baseball with 124 career wins, and Jang Yubin, who is competing in this year’s Asian Games, are among the invitees. Park will also participate in the Shinhan Donghae Open Skins Charity on the eve of the tournament to collect donations.토토사이트
The top players from each tour will be in attendance. The KPGA Korean Tour will feature top players such as Park Sang-hyun, Seo Yoseop, and Lee Jae-kyung. On the Asian Tour, the likes of Kim Biao, Saddom Kaewkanjana (Thailand), and Miguel Tabuena (Philippines) are also in the field. The JGTO features aces like money leader Keita Nakajima, 18-time JGTO winner Ryo Ishikawa and long-hitting Riki Kawamoto.