Choi Sang-ho, the oldest KPGA champion ever… Youngest Kim Joo-hyung

Ahead of the opening of the new season, the Korea Professional Golf Association (KPGA) has released various records such as the oldest and youngest players.

First of all, the oldest winner is 안전놀이터 Choi Sang-ho (68). Choi Sang-ho won the KT&G Maekyung Open on May 29, 2005 at the age of 50 years, 4 months and 25 days. The youngest win was achieved by Kim Joo-hyung (21), who has been reborn as a major player on the PGA Tour. Kim Joo-hyung reported his first win on the tour at the age of 18 years and 21 months at the 2020 KPGA Gunsan CC Open. Kim Joo-hyung won the SK Telecom Open at the age of 18 years, 11 months, and 22 days in 2021, the following year after winning the KPGA Gunsan CC Open, and achieved two wins, the youngest ever.

The youngest amateur champion was established by Kim Dae-seop (42), who won the Korea Open on September 20, 1998 at the age of 17 years, 2 months and 20 days.

Who is the oldest and youngest player who passed the cut this time?

The oldest cut pass is Choi Sang-ho, who passed the cut at the GS Caltex Maekyung Open on May 5, 2017 at the age of 62 years, 4 months and 1 day, and the youngest cut pass at the age of 13 years, 3 months and 19 days at the 2022 Biz Play Electronic Newspaper Open. This is Ahn Seong-hyeon (14.A) who succeeded in passing the cut. Ahn Seong-hyun participated in the opening game of DB Insurance Open last year at the age of 12 years, 11 months and 16 days, setting a record as the youngest player ever to participate.

The oldest recipient of the grand prize is Choi Sang-ho, who won the grand prize in 1995, and was 40 years, 9 months and 25 days old at the time. Kim Joo-hyung, who embraced the Genesis Grand Prize for the first time in his teens last year, is 19 years, 4 months and 17 days old, leaving his name as the youngest Grand Prize winner.

The oldest rookie king is Lee Won-joon (38), who won the Castelbajac Rookie of the Year award at the age of 35 years and 16 days in 2020. The youngest rookie of the year is Lee Jung-hoon (38), who became the rookie of the year at the age of 19 years and 18 days in 2004.

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