KPGA increases total prize money by KRW 10 billion for first time in four years
October 25, 2023 | by bookmeforphotographers.com
The 2023 season of the Korea Professional Golf Association (KPGA) Korean Tour is underway with 22 tournaments and a total prize fund of 23.7 billion won. This is the largest season since the tour’s inception in 2005.
There are three tournaments left in the season.
Last year, there were 21 tournaments and 20.3 billion won. This is the first time in 15 years since 2008 that there have been more than 20 tournaments and the Tour’s total prize pool has exceeded $20 billion.
It will be the second consecutive season with more than 20 tournaments and more than 20 billion won in total prize money through 2022 and 2023.
The KPGA Korean Tour concluded its 2019 season with 15 tournaments and 13.8 billion won. In just four years, the season’s total prize money has increased by about 10 billion won. 토토사이트
The Senior Tour has also grown by leaps and bounds.
The KPGA Champion Tour held seven tournaments in 2019 with a total prize pool of 1.05 billion won, 11 in 2020, and 13 in 2021 and 2022. This season, it is running 12 tournaments with a total prize pool of 1.58 billion won.
“Looking back on the past, we all worked tirelessly, and as a result, it is rewarding to have laid the foundation for the tour to grow steadily,” said Koo Ja-cheol, chairman of the KPGA. “We will now put our efforts into establishing a virtuous cycle where not only the regular tour but also all tours organized by the KPGA will develop steadily.”