The door for Korean Professional Golf (KPGA) tour players to advance to the European tour, the DP World Tour, is widening.
The Korea Professional Golf Association (KPGA) and the PGA European Tour (DP World Tour) announced on the 2nd that they had signed a strategic business agreement at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Songdo, Incheon on the 30th of last month.
Accordingly, the KPGA and DP World Tour will hold a jointly hosted tournament in Korea once a year until 2025.
KPGA and DP World Tour co-hosted the Korea Championship Presented by Genesis with a total prize of $2 million at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea from the 27th to the 30th of last month.
Starting this season, the top player in Genesis points will be given the 16th seed (one year) in the DP World Tour seed category. The 17th seed in the DP World Tour seed category (one year) is provided to the top two genesis points, excluding the first place in Genesis points.
In addition, the players with the highest Genesis points are eligible to go directly to the final round and the second round of the DP World Tour Q School.
The number of players who can go directly to the final match and the second round of the DP World Tour Q School will increase from 4 this season (1 final match, 3 second match) to 9 next year (3 final match, 6 second match).
KPGA Chairman Koo Ja-cheol said, “I am delighted that through this agreement, we are able to hold jointly hosted tournaments in Korea and expand the path for KPGA Korean Tour players to advance to a bigger stage.” It will be an important step,” he said.카지노사이트
Ben Cowen, Chief Executive Officer in charge of DP World Tour, said, “Currently, only Genesis Grand Prize winners are seeded for DP World Tour, but this agreement will allow more Korean players to participate in DP World Tour from next season.” I have high expectations for co-sponsored tournaments with the KPGA.”