The first round of the SK Telecom Open started after a 4-hour delay. However, strong winds are raging and the players are struggling to play.
On the 18th, at Pinx Golf Club in Seogwipo, Jeju, the site of the tournament, the greens and fairways were filled with water due to rain from the night before. Accordingly, the KPGA postponed the first round of the tournament, which was scheduled to start at 6:50 am, to 10:50 am after three notices. The morning group of players who visited the venue from dawn waited at the clubhouse due to the continuous heavy rain.
The heavy rain began to subside at 10:00 a.m., about an hour before the start of the game, and the competition committee members who were monitoring the course conditions announced the start of the game without further delay. The players who were waiting in the clubhouse or warming up in the locker room moved to the course one by one with bright faces.메이저놀이터
Kim Young-soo, Choi Jin-ho, and Seo Yo-seop preparing for their tee shot at the 10th hole.
The first group, Park Sang-hyeon, Ko Gun-taek, and Lee Jun-seok, started playing at the 10th hole four hours after the scheduled departure time. Kim Young-soo, Seo Yo-seop, Choi Jin-ho, and Jo also left at 11:12 a.m., four hours later, from the same hall. However, strong winds of 15 to 20 meters per second are currently blowing across Jeju, making it difficult for players to stand still.
Meanwhile, the tournament is being broadcast live simultaneously from 11 am on JTBC Golf and JTBC Golf & Sports. Choi Kyung-ju, Kim Bio, and Jung Chan-min, the candidates for the championship, are scheduled to start the game at 4:02 p.m.