SK Telecom Open

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SK Telecom Open
Tournament information
Location South Korea
Established 1997
Course(s) Pinx Golf Club
Par 72
Tour(s) Korean Tour
OneAsia Tour (2010–present)
Asian Tour (2001–07)
Format Stroke play
Prize fund 1,000,000,000 won
Month played May
Current champion
South Korea Choi Jin-ho

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. In 2008 it had prize money of 600,000,000 Won, or US$600,000. It has been co-sanctioned by the OneAsia Tour since 2010.[1]

The tenth edition, held May 4–7, 2006, was shortened to 56 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 on an Asian Tour tournament.

Winners[edit]

Year Winner[3] Country
2015 Choi Jin-ho  South Korea
2014 Kim Seung-hyuk  South Korea
2013 Matthew Griffin  Australia
2012 Kim Bi-o  South Korea
2011 Kurt Barnes  Australia
2010 Bae Sang-moon (2)  South Korea
2009 Park Sang-hyun  South Korea
2008 Choi Kyung-Ju  South Korea
2007 Bae Sang-moon  South Korea
2006 Prom Meesawat  Thailand
2005 Choi Kyung-Ju (2)  South Korea
2004 Simon Yates  Scotland
2003 Choi Kyung-Ju  South Korea
2002 Charlie Wi (2)  South Korea
2001 Charlie Wi  South Korea
2000 Park No-seok (3)  South Korea
1999 Park No-seok (2)  South Korea
1998 Choi Gwang-soo  South Korea
1997 Park No-seok  South Korea

References[edit]

  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. ^ "About the course". Asian Tour. Retrieved 2009-12-15. 

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