Kim Chan, a Korean-American, wins prize money on the Japanese professional golf tour


Chan Kim, a Korean-American professional golfer, has been crowned the prize money champion for the Japan Professional Golf Tour and JGTO 2020-2021 season.

Chan Kim hit a 4-over-par 74 in the fourth round of the JT Cup finals in the final game of the season held at Yomiuri Country Club (par 70, 7,23 yards) in Tokyo, Japan.

Kim Chan, who recorded a final total of 2 over par, finished the tournament in a tie for 22nd place.

Kim Chan, who received a prize money of 1,349,592 yen in joint 22nd place and 14 million won in Korean money, took first place in the 2020-2021 season with a total prize money of 127,599,803 yen.

Kim Chan, who beat Japan’s Kanaya Takumi (119.83,605 yen), who was second in the prize money, by a difference of 7,796,198 yen, was David Ishii in 1987 (USA), Kim Kyung-tae in 2010 and 2015, and Bae Sang-moon in 2011. Following this, he became the fifth JGTO foreigner prize money king in his career.

In the 2020-2021 season, Chan Kim won 3 victories, including the JT Cup in December 2020, Tokai Classic in October this year, and Dunlop Phoenix in November, and has a total of 7 victories on the JGTO Tour.

In the JT Cup, the final match of the 2020-2021 season of JGTO, which integrated the 2020 and 2021 seasons due to COVID-19, Japan’s Hideto Tanihara climbed to the top with a final total of 12 under par 268 and received a prize money of 40 million yen.

(Photo = provided by KPGA, Yonhap News)

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