There is a Korean player on the DP World Tour. Born in France, she is Go Jung-won (25), who debuted on the DP World Tour this year. If you look at the self-introduction section of social networking services (SNS), you can see that Go Jung-won has a special affection for Korea. This is because he posted the Korean flag along with the words, “French and Korean professional golfers.”
Go Jeong-won, who we met after the first round of the DP World Tour Korea Championship held at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Incheon on the 27th, said, “I was born and raised in France, but I am proud of my Korean blood.” It’s the same reason I use my name,” he said with a laugh.
Ko Jeong-won was a promising player who played for the French national team during his amateur days and ranked in the top 50 in the amateur world rankings. However, after turning pro in 2019, he did not immediately stand out. After eating bread wet with tears on the Challenge Tour, the second part of the DP World Tour, he realized his long-awaited dream of securing the right to participate in the DP World Tour this year.
How does it feel to walk on the stage of his dreams? Ko Jeong-won said,ㅋㅋㅋ벳 “I am happy every day because I can live as a professional golfer in Europe, Asia, and Africa.” We will continue to work hard to successfully complete his first season.”
The Korea Championship is the tournament Ko Jeong-won has been waiting for the most during this year’s schedule. Go Jeong-won said, “I really wanted to participate as it is a DP World Tour held in Korea.” “It feels good to receive support from my family and fans in Korea. It was my first time attending a Korean tournament, and I think it will be a week I will never forget.”
Having tied for 4th at the Mauritius Open in December last year, his best result this season, he set his goal this year to participate in the DP World Tour Championship, the final round of the Rolex Series. He said, “I would be very happy if I put my name in the top 45 in the Race to Dubai rankings.” I will achieve both goals of securing the right to participate in the next season and participating in the final game.”
Go Jeong-won, who has a plan to move on to the PGA Tour after going through the DP World Tour, also expressed his aspirations to become a top ranker like Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland). He said, “The PGA Tour is the destination that I have had in my heart since I first started playing golf at the age of 4.” We will take one step at a time,” he stressed.
Ko Jeong-won, who recorded an even par 72 on the first day, expressed his determination to challenge for the top 10 with a long hit with an average carry distance of 300 yards. He said, “It’s unfortunate that I couldn’t reduce the number of strokes on the first day, but I had a good day.”