Kang Gyeong-nam (40), who entered the Korean Professional Golf Association (KPGA) Korean Tour in 2004 and celebrated the 20th anniversary of his debut this year, is called a ‘winner’.
After joining the KPGA Tour Pro in August 2003, Kang Kyung-nam, who debuted on the Korean Tour the following year by making his name in the top 10 twice in four tournaments, including two tournaments he participated in as a recommended player, spent 2014 and 2015 during his military service. Except for last year, a total of 237 competitions have been played. Of these, he passed the cut in 195 competitions and entered the top 10 93 times. He maintains his seed every year and has never fallen outside the top 50 on the Genesis money list.
In 2006, he enjoyed his first victory at the ‘Tomato Savings Bank Zephyros Open’ and took two wins, and three years after his debut, he won the ‘KPGA Prize Money King’ and the ‘Deok Chun Award’, the lowest number of strokes. It was also swept away. After reaching 10 wins in 2017, in 2021, 4 years later, he added a champion trophy at the ‘Biz Play Electronic Newspaper Open’ and harvested a total of 11 wins. His 11 wins are tied for 7th most wins on the Korean Tour. In the career prize money category, he is ranked second with 3.87586 billion won, following Park Sang-hyun (40), who earned 4.38656 billion won.
On the 12th, Kang Kyung-nam, who is in the midst of tempering ahead of the new season in the United States, said, “I don’t know how long I will be on tour, but I want to accumulate 15 wins in my career.”
“I wasn’t lazy. Always maintain a consistent amount of practice. Never practiced less. Looking back, I didn’t go through a slump. 바카라사이트. There was a lot of help around me,” he said. “Especially after getting married, thanks to my wife and two daughters, my psychological stability is a big help. I have become more faithful in self-management,” he explained.
“Looking back on 11 victories, the opening of the Biz Play Electronic Newspaper, which was my last win, is the most memorable,” said Kang Gyeong-nam, “I have won most of my victories so far through come-from-behind wins, but in this tournament, I took the lead from the 3rd round. In the final round, (Kim) Joo-hyung and (Ok) Tae-hoon pursued fiercely. After confirming the championship, he said, ‘It’s because I felt that I still have enough competitiveness even against young players.’”
He has entered his 40s this year and is determined to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his tour debut. “There are not many players in their 40s who are active on the Korean Tour, so it will be more meaningful if we win this year,” he said. “This year’s goal is also to win. As always, we will prepare hard before the opening this year.”