2011 Korean Tour

The 2011 Korean Tour was the first season of the Korean Tour to carry Official World Golf Ranking points. The season consisted of 17 events, five of which were co-sanctioned by other tours. All the tournament had prize funds of at least 300 million won (approximately US$300,000). Four had prize funds of 1 billion won (US$1 million) while the Ballantine's Championship has a prize fund of 2.2 million euros (approximately US$3.1 million). Total prize money for the tour was approximately 12 billion won (US$12 million).

Tournament schedule

Date Tournament Location Prize fund
Winner OWGR
Apr 3 Twayair Open Jeju City 300,000,000 Australia Andrew Tschudin (2) 6
May 1 Ballantine's Championship Icheon €2,205,000 England Lee Westwood (n/a) 42 Co-sanctioned by European Tour and Asian Tour
May 8 GS Caltex Maekyung Open Seongnam 1,000,000,000 South Korea Kim Kyung-tae (6) 10 Co-sanctioned by OneAsia Tour
May 15 Volvik Gunsan CC Open Gunsan 300,000,000 South Korea Lee Seong-ho (6) 6
May 22 SK Telecom Open Seogwipo 900,000,000 Australia Kurt Barnes (n/a) 14 Co-sanctioned by OneAsia Tour
May 29 Lake Hills Open Haman 300,000,000 South Korea Choi Ho-sung (2) 6
Jun 5 Subaru Classic Yongin 500,000,000 South Korea Hong Soon-sang (3) 6
Jun 26 Dongbu Insurance Promy Open Hoengseong 300,000,000 South Korea Kang Kyung-nam (7) 6
Jul 3 Million Yard Cup Gimhae n/a Korea n/a Team match between Korea and Japan
Jul 10 The Charity High1 Resort Open Jeongseon 1,000,000,000 Abandoned[1] Co-sanctioned by OneAsia Tour.
Abandoned after one round because of weather.
Aug 7 Johnnie Walker Open Jeju City 300,000,000 South Korea Park Do-kyu (5) 6
Aug 28 Daishin Securities KPGA Championship Yongin 500,000,000 South Korea Kim Byung-jun (1) 6
Sep 25 Munsingwear Championship Yeoju 400,000,000 South Korea Hong Soon-sang (4) 6
Oct 2 Shinhan Donghae Open Incheon 1,000,000,000 England Paul Casey (n/a) 20
Oct 9 Kolon Korea Open Cheonan 1,000,000,000 United States Rickie Fowler (n/a) 26 Co-sanctioned by OneAsia Tour
Oct 16 Meritz Solmoro Open Yeoju 500,000,000 South Korea Kang Kyung-nam (8) 6
Oct 23 CJ Invitational Yeoju $750,000 South Korea K. J. Choi (15) 22 Co-sanctioned by Asian Tour
Oct 30 NH Open Yeoju 500,000,000 South Korea Lee Sang-hee (1) 6

Order of Merit

The Order of Merit used a points system. Points were awarded based on the player's position in each event.

Rank Player Points Events
1 South Korea Hong Soon-sang 3160 18
2 South Korea Kang Kyung-nam 3125 18
3 South Korea Choi Ho-sung 3095 18
4 South Korea Kim Kyung-tae 2100 6
5 South Korea Ryu Hyun-woo 2070 17

Source: [2]

Prize money leaders

Rank Player Money (KRW) Events
1 South Korea Kim Kyung-tae 451,773,549 5
2 South Korea Park Sang-hyun 398,473,067 15
3 South Korea Hong Soon-sang 392,266,942 11
4 South Korea Kang Kyung-nam 267,197,921 13
5 South Korea Choi Ho-sung 198,798,333 11

'Events' refers to the number of tournaments in which the player won prize money.

Source: [2]


  1. ^ "Weather forces cancellation of 2011 The Charity High1 Resort Open presented by SBS". OneAsia. Archived from the original on 2011-10-08. Retrieved 11 July 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Korean Tour Record" (in Korean). KPGA. Retrieved 28 November 2018.

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Bae Sang-moon

Bae Sang-moon (Korean: 배상문; born 21 June 1986), or Sang-moon Bae, is a South Korean professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.

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