“I still want to be a star.” This is the wish of Park Sang-hyeon (40, Dong-A Pharmaceutical, photo ),
a Korean male golfer . He has won 13 professional wins, including 11 wins on the KPGA Korean Tour and 2 wins on the overseas tour. In the KPGA Korean Tour, he earned a total of 4,584,286,228 won, ranking first in this category. Looking at his career above, there will be no doubt that he is a ‘star’ representing the male professional in Korea. But it’s not really me. It is a déjà vu of “I am still hungry” by Guus Hiddink, coach of the Korean national soccer team during the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup. It must be a promise to yourself that you think you still lack a lot and that you will work harder. That’s why he set out to break the Korean men’s professional golf record. This time, it is a challenge to win 3 wins at the GS Caltex Maekyung Open. The competition, which celebrates its 42nd this year, has yet to produce three winners. Park Sang-hyun is the winner of the 2016 and 2018 competitions. If he wins this year’s event, he will be the first to win three times in the event’s history. In the first round of the tournament held at Namseoul CC in Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do on the 4th, he shot a 3-under-par 68. It is 5 strokes away from Jung Chan-min (24, CJ OnStyle), who is at the top of the clubhouse with an 8-under par. With Namseoul CC as a vegetable garden, he caught 8 birdies that day, but poured out 5 bogeys. After finishing the round, he expressed regret, saying, “I did all the bogies I’ve done for four days today,” and “This is the first time I’ve done so many bogies in one day at this place.”
He added,크크크벳 “I still want to be a star. That’s why I work harder and earnestly.” It is not an exaggeration to say that such a mindset raised the immortal Park Sang-hyun into a steady player with no ups and downs. And it is only natural that his actions set an example for his juniors.
His persistence is no exception this year. He placed second and tied for third in the two competitions he participated in this season, and is currently ranked first in Genesis prize money and second in Genesis points. If he wins this tournament, he is expected to run for the first place for the time being with the establishment of a great record.
Park Sang-hyun said, “It was a good thing to reduce 3 strokes on the first day of the Maekyung Open,” and “Now the important thing is the remaining rounds. I will wait patiently and calmly. I will do my best to aim for the championship again this year,” and headed to the practice range.