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Gun-Taek Koh

Guntaek Koh

A four-time winner on the Korean Tour in just over a year, the last of them this April, Koh spoke at the start of May about a desire to spread his wings more.  

A four-time winner on the Korean Tour in just over a year, the last of them this April, Koh spoke at the start of May about a desire to spread his wings more.  

By the end of the month he had certainly achieved that, achieving his first major championship start at Royal Troon with a runner-up finish in the Japan Tour’s Gateway to The Open Mizuno Open, part of the Qualifying Series with three places up for grabs.

Last year’s Korean Tour leading money-winner said: “First of all it’s fun to take on a global tour. When I have the opportunity to go overseas I take it as I want to continue to challenge myself and move forward. Rather finding a place that suits me I am trying to improve my skills so that I can play well on any tour or course.”

A professional since 2018, he has held off doing his national service to pursue his goals. The victory in April at the KPGA Founders Cup started with a 61, but it needed a play-off against Seungtaek Lee before he could lift the trophy and with it move into the game’s top 300.

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