It has attracted a lot of attention as it has the largest prize money of the KPGA Korean Tour for the seventh consecutive year. This is the 19th KPGA tournament of the 2023 season, and the winner will receive 1,300 Genesis points and a two-year seed (2024-2025). It is also the last tournament in which Genesis points are distributed at a 130% rate this year. The course record is held by Go Won-taek (23. Daebo Construction) with 62 strokes from the first round of 2021. Last year, Youngsoo Kim (34. Daebo Construction) won the championship. Only four competitions remain after the tournament, which is expected to be the biggest watershed that will determine the direction of the Genesis Grand Prize in 2023. The winner can win 300 million won in prize money and a ticket to the Genesis Scottish Open, a competition co-hosted by the Genesis GV80 Coupe, the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour. The caddie trophy is also delivered to the caddie of the winning player and treated with respect. The caddie of the player who recorded the first hole-in-one on the 17th hole will be given the Genesis GV60.
Regarding the strategy of the tournament, Im Sung-jae said, “When I look at the victory, I’ve never been the leader on the first day. I raised the ranking step by step. In this tournament, I will do my best in every round rather than aiming for the lead on the first day. In addition, when I participated in the Woori Financial Championship in May, many fans visited the venue, which was a great help. The days when the game didn’t work out also cheered me up. I’m looking forward to it again this week. We’ll show you the best performance. I will convey my happiness through cool shots and active communication with fans,” he said emphatically. 스포츠토토
Im Sung-jae said, “After finishing the Hangzhou Asian Games, I continue to be in good condition. The overall golf condition is not bad. I don’t think there will be a problem with the performance. The first round will be important. Wind is key on this course. “If it’s windy, 10 under par, and if it’s good weather like today, 10-15 under par will be the winning score,” he said, vowing to do well.