Male and female golfers follow ‘Oil Money’ to Saudi Arabia

As of the 27th, the list of participants for the PIF Saudi International (total prize money of 5 million dollars) to be held at the Royal Greens & Golf Club in Saudi Arabia from the 2nd to the 5th of next month includes 7 male players, including Bio Kim, Young-soo Kim, Min-kyu Kim, Sang-hyun Park, Jang Geun Lee, Tae-hee Lee and Tae-hoon Ok. raised This tournament is the opening match of this year’s Asian Tour. As the international series was launched last year with the sponsorship of Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, the size and status of the prize money increased, and the interest of the players increased.

The total prize money is comparable to that of the American Professional Golf Association (PGA). The prize money winner also gets a chance to compete in the LIV Golf Invitational Series. For this reason, the Asian Tour Qualifying School (Q School) held this month attracted 141 Korean players from the first qualifying round. A total of 42 players participated in the final preliminary round, and 7 of them received tour cards: Yoon Sang-pil, Jo Min-gyu, Jung Han-mil, Kim Min-hwi, Eom Jae-woong, Lee Seung-taek, and Bae Yong-joon.

This year, the Asian Tour plans to hold four international series until April, with a total prize money of 2 million to 2.5 million dollars, excluding the opening match. 안전놀이터

In the women’s division, 10 Korean players, including Kim Hyo-joo, Jeon In-ji, Lee Jeong-eun, Kim A-rim, Lim Hee-jung, Ji Eun-hee, Shin Ji-eun, Seong Yu-jin, Lee Jung-min, and Lee Seung-yeon, will participate in the Ladies European Tour (LET), which will be held at the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club in Saudi Arabia from the 16th of next month, Aramco Saudi Arabia. Participate in Ladies International (total prize money 5 million dollars).

The tournament , where the top 300 in the world rankings participate , is sponsored by Aramco, the state-owned oil company of Saudi Arabia. Except for major women’s golf tournaments and the CME Group Tour, the prize money is the largest. The winning prize is $750,000.

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