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Kim Chan-woo reveals why he only won twice at Youngam with his sister-in-law

Kim Chan-woo has won twice on the Korean Professional Golf (KPGA) Tour in Yeongam, South Jeolla Province.

Kim won the fourth round of the KPGA Classic ($700 million in prize money) at Golf Zone County Yeongam 45 (Par 72-7556 yards) in Yeongam, Jeollanam-do, on Wednesday with five birdies and two bogeys for a final score of 33 points. He finished one stroke ahead of Jang Yubin, who finished with 32 points.

He took home 140 million won out of the tournament’s total prize money of 700 million won. Kim also secured two years of KPGA Tour seeding (2025-2026) and 1,000 Genesis Points for his victory.

The tournament was played using a modified stableford format, with two points for a birdie, five points for an eagle, one point for a bogey, and three points for a double bogey or worse.

The win continued Kim’s special connection to Yeongam, where he won his first career title at the Bizplay Electronics Newspaper Open at Cosmos Rings in Yeongam, Jeolla Province, last September.

Jang Yubin Jang, who won his first KPGA Tour event as an amateur at the Gunsan CC Open in August last year, went for his first victory as a professional but fell short by one point. Lim Ye-taek finished in sole possession of third place with 30 points, while Moon Do-yup, Jung Tae-yang and Park Eun-shin tied for fourth with 29 points.

Kim, who has two wins in Yeongam, said after his victory, “I like the links course. I feel energized when I come to this area. It’s exciting. I tried to revive the momentum from my win at the nearby Cosmos Links,” he laughed. “I didn’t play the way I wanted to in the first round. I missed a lot of birdie chances. Especially when I made back-to-back bogeys on the 10th (par-5) and 11th (par-4), I was playing with the mindset of ‘this tournament is about finishing in the 토토사이트 top three,’ and I think that’s what kept me going the whole way,” he recalled.

Kim Chan-woo, who has been on the rise since winning his first title last year, said, “My playing style changed after my first title. Before I won, I was just blindly looking at the pin and hitting it. After I won, I looked at the fairways and greens more broadly. My golf has been going well since then,” he confessed.

About his caddie, he said, “She started caddying at the Honors K Solago CC Hanjangsang Invitational in 2022. Her name is Kim Hye-jin, born in 1996. I made my first win and then my second win with her, so I want to continue with her. She doesn’t know golf. She just gives me water and wipes the ball,” he laughs.

“I want to win the KPGA Championship, which is the most prestigious tournament in Korea, and if I get the chance, I will try to win the Genesis Grand Prize,” Kim Chan-woo said.


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