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Korean extraordinaire’ Park Chan-ho will compete in the 39th Shinhan Donghae Open on the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour in September.

Shinhan Financial Group, which organizes the tournament, announced on Saturday that Park Chan-ho, Ryo Ishikawa (Japan), and Sung Hyun Kim, who plays on the U.S. Professional Golf (PGA) Tour, will compete in this year’s Shinhan Donghae Open.

Park, who holds the record for the most wins by an Asian player in the U.S. Major League Baseball with 124 career victories, will make his first appearance in a KPGA regular tour event in a year and three months after competing in the Woori Financial Championship in May and the SK Telecom Open in June.

Park missed the cut after shooting 13-over par at the Woori Financial Championship and 12-over par at the SK Telecom Open.

This year’s Shinhan Donghae Open, with a total prize fund of 1.4 billion won, will be held at the Club 72 Ocean Course in Incheon starting Sept. 7.

Park will also participate in the Shinhan Donghae Open Skins Charity on Sept. 6, the day before the tournament begins, to raise money for charity.

The tournament is co-hosted by three organizations: the KPGA Korean Tour, the Asian Tour and the Japan Professional Golf Tour (JGTO).

The KPGA Korean Tour will feature top players such as Park Sang-hyun, Seo Yoseop, and Lee Jae-kyung, while the Asian Tour will feature Kim Biao, Sadom Wakkanjana (Thailand), and Miguel Tabuena (Philippines).

The JGTO will feature Keita Nakajima, Ryo Ishikawa, and Riki Kawamoto (all of Japan).

Ishikawa has 18 career JGTO wins and was ranked as high as No. 29 in the world in 2009.

Kazuki Higa (JPN), who won the event last year, will not compete this year due to his DP World Tour commitments.

Also competing for the title will be Kim Sung-hyun, who joined the PGA Tour in the 2022-2023 season, and Jang Yubin, who competed for Korea at the Hangzhou Asian Games in September.

The 16th edition of the Shinhan Donghae Open Hope Sharing Campaign, which donates 3 percent of the players’ prize money to the Korea Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Sejong Hospital in Bucheon, Korea, 스포츠토토링크 and is in talks with the Korea Golf Association to create a junior tournament through donations to the tournament’s advisory board, will also be held.

In addition, Shinhan Financial Group and its sponsors will donate all proceeds from the Hope Sharing Coupons sold.


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