1st round of SK Telecom Open, departure delayed by 3 hours due to bad weather (2 steps)
- on May 18, 2023
The first round of the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour SK Telecom Open (total prize money of 1.3 billion KRW) on the first day will be delayed by 3 hours due to bad weather.
The KPGA Korean Tour announced on the 18th that the first round, which was scheduled to be held at the Pinx Golf Club in Seogwipo스포츠토토, Jeju Island, was postponed by 3 hours to 9:50 a.m. due to bad weather.
The match was scheduled to start at 6:50 a.m., but was delayed for two hours due to heavy rain and fog, and then extended by an additional hour as the heavy rain continued.
On this day, a strong wind blew and rained in the Jeju area from dawn, and fog covered the golf course.
The SK Telecom Open, which will be held for the 26th time this year, will be held with a total prize money of 1.3 billion won and a winning prize of 260 million won. Choi Kyung-ju, the star of Korean men’s golf, Kim Bio, who is trying to win the tournament for the second year in a row, and Jeong Chan-min, who is ranked first in the Genesis points and prize money rankings, are expected to compete for the championship.