SK Telecom Open

The SK Telecom Open is an annual professional golf tournament hosted in South Korea and sponsored by the Korean cell phone company SK Telecom. The tournament was inaugurated in June 1997 as "SK Telecom Classic", and renamed in 2001. It is part of the Korean Tour for men, and was co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour from 2001 to 2007. It was co-sanctioned by the OneAsia Tour from 2010 to 2015.[1] In 2017 and 2018 it had prize money of 1,200,000,000 Won.

SK Telecom Open
Tournament information
LocationSouth Korea
Established1997
Course(s)Sky 72 Golf Club
Par71
Tour(s)Korean Tour
OneAsia Tour (2010–2015)
Asian Tour (2001–07)
FormatStroke play
Prize fund1,200,000,000 won
Month playedMay
Current champion
South Korea Ham Jeong-woo

The tenth edition, held May 4–7, 2006, was shortened to 54 holes because of rain.[2] The tournament that year made international headlines when teenage golfer Michelle Wie made the cut, only the second female golfer to do so in a Korean men's tournament after Se Ri Pak in 2003 and the first to do it in an Asian Tour tournament.

It has been staged at five different venues since its inception it is currently played at the Sky 72 Golf Club and has previously been played at Pinx, BA Vista, IIdong Lake and the Lakeside Golf Clubs.

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Country Venue Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
2019 Ham Jeong-woo   South Korea Sky 72 271 −13 2 strokes   Jung Ji-ho
  Lee Soo-min
2018 Kwon Sung-yeol   South Korea Sky 72 275 −13 Playoff   Ryu Hyun-woo
2017 Choi Jin-ho (2)   South Korea Sky 72 269 −19 2 strokes   Park Sang-hyun
2016 Lee Sang-hee   South Korea Sky 72 278 −10 1 stroke   Kim Kyung-tae
2015 Choi Jin-ho   South Korea Sky 72 278 −10 1 stroke   Lee Soo-min
2014 Kim Seung-hyuk   South Korea Sky 72 277 −11 1 stroke   Kim Kyung-tae
  Lee Tae-hee
2013 Matthew Griffin   Australia Pinx 203 −13 1 stroke   Kang Wook-soon
2012 Kim Bi-o   South Korea Pinx 270 −18 3 strokes   Park Sang-hyun
2011 Kurt Barnes   Australia Pinx 202 −14 1 stroke   Kim Kyung-tae
2010 Bae Sang-moon (2)   South Korea Sky 72 266 −22 3 strokes   Kim Dae-hyun
2009 Park Sang-hyun   South Korea Sky 72 276 −12 1 stroke   Kim Do-hoon
2008 K. J. Choi (3)   South Korea Sky 72 272 −16 4 strokes   Kang Kyung-nam
2007 Bae Sang-moon   South Korea BA Vista 271 −17 6 strokes   Aaron Baddeley
  Kim Hyung-tae
2006 Prom Meesawat   Thailand Sky 72 201 −15 3 strokes   Lee Seong-ho
  Jeev Milkha Singh
2005 K. J. Choi (2)   South Korea Ildong Lake 275 −13 5 strokes   Andrew Buckle
  Fred Couples
2004 Simon Yates   Scotland BA Vista 279 −9 1 stroke   Rick Gibson
  Charlie Wi
2003 K. J. Choi   South Korea BA Vista 201 −15 Playoff   Shin Yong-jin
2002 Charlie Wi (2)   South Korea Lakeside 272 −16 2 strokes   Kim Felton
  Kevin Na
2001 Charlie Wi   South Korea Ildong Lake 281 −7 Playoff   Kang Wook-soon
  Simon Yates
2000 Park Nam-sin (2)   South Korea Ildong Lake 275 −13 1 stroke   Mo Joong-kyung
1999 Park Nam-sin   South Korea Ildong Lake 278 −10 Playoff   Kim Wan-tae
  Park Boo-won
1998 Choi Gwang-soo   South Korea Ildong Lake 269 −19 9 strokes   K. J. Choi
  Kang Wook-soon
1997 Park No-seok   South Korea Ildong Lake 285 −3 2 strokes   Choi Sang-ho

[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Golf-OneAsia add Korea's SK Telecom Open to 2010 schedule". Yahoo! Sports. 9 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-22.
  2. ^ ESPN.com, 2006 SK Telecom Open Final Results
  3. ^ http://www.sktelecomopen.com/html/open.asp?htype=winner List of winners (In Korean)

External linksEdit