Kim Kyung-tae (37), a perpetual seed on the Korea Professional Golf Association (KPGA) Korean Tour with six wins on the KPGA Korean Tour and 14 on the Japan Golf Tour (JGTO), has turned to caddying. Kim served as caddie for Park Jun-won in the second round of the KPGA Korean Tour’s Golf Zone-Dorei Open (KRW 700 million in prize money) at Seonsan Country Club (Par 72) in Golf Zone County, Gumi, Gyeongbuk, on 3 March. Kim Kyung-tae caddied for two days following the first round the previous day.This is Park’s farewell tournament as he has been taking a break from competition since the Genesis Championship.The two golfers, who were born in 1986, are not only fellow golfers but also close friends.
They also played together on the Japan Tour. Park made his debut on the KPGA Korean Tour in 2011, but hasn’t had the same success as his friend. Park won the GS Caltex Mae Kyung Open in 2014, and he also won the ISPS Handa Global Cup in Japan in 2016.With a three-over-par 147, Park missed the cut and his retirement match ended in two days .His caddie, Kim Kyung-tae, also finished in two.
“Due to a combination of injuries, I decided it was time to retire from the tour,” Park said, adding, “I really enjoyed and was happy playing on the KPGA Korean Tour for 12 years.” “In the future, I will endeavour to train juniors as a golf coach.” In addition to Kyung-tae, Park’s small retirement ceremony 슬롯게이밍 was witnessed by fellow players such as Park Eun-shin, Choi Jin-ho and Heo In-ho.