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"Monster" Kim Kyung-tae (37) became a hot topic of conversation as a caddie at the competition. His golf bag is owned by his friend Park Joon-won (37).
Park Joon-won made his KPGA Korean Tour debut in 2011 and won the GS Caltex-Maekyung Open in 2014. Prior to this competition, he recorded 25 top-10 finishes and 101 cuts in 143 competitions. He has been active not only in Korea but also in Japan and Asia tours. In particular, he won the ISPS Handa Global Cup in 2016 after a neck-and-neck race against Emiliano Grillo of Argentina to lift the trophy.
Park Joon-won has decided to end his tour life after this season. Kim Kyung-tae claimed to be caddie for his friend of the same age who played with him for a long time on the Japanese tour. The players, who saw Kim Kyung-tae and Park Joon-won, are looking envious, saying, "The friendship between the two players is beautiful," and "The caddie is really expensive."
Park Joon-won failed to make the cut by recording a total of 3-over-147 on two days in this tournament, the last stage of the tour. After the second round, Park Joon-won held a retirement ceremony at the practice green in the stadium. Not only Kim Kyung-tae, who was caddie, but also Kwon Sung-yeol (37), the representative of the team and another of the same age, and Park Eun-shin (33), the "defending champion" of the Golf Zone-Doray Open, participated to share friendship.
At the retirement ceremony, Park Joon-won said, "It was not easy to choose to leave Jungden Field, and I think I will miss the field. However, I decided to retire because I thought it was time to quit my tour life due to injuries, he said. "I sincerely thank the fans who have supported and loved Park Joon-won." "I was really happy and happy about my 12-year career as a KPGA Korean Tour player," he said.
Park Joon-won, who opens the second act of his life, made his aspirations clear. "I'm going to try new challenges in the future," he said. Specifically, I want to walk the path of a leader, he said. "I want to be a leader that players can rely on by striving to cultivate juniors."
Friday, November 3, 2023