At the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour SK Telecom Open, Pro Baek Seok-hyun won his first championship.
During the four days of the tournament, Baek Seok-hyun drew attention with his ‘no look putt’, in which he putts by looking at the hole instead of the ball.
On the first day, Baek Seok-hyun, who took the lead by catching 9 birdies without a bogey with ‘no look putt’, won the ‘Wire to Wire’ championship without giving up the lead even once.
After missing the green on the 2nd and 3rd holes of the final round, he settled all tricky par putts with ‘no-look putts’ to pave the way for victory.
Baek Seok-hyun said, “I brought a long broom stick putter to use in this tournament because my putting was so bad this year, but I couldn’t use it because it didn’t fit the rules.” So I tried it in the first round and the result was good, so I did the final round.”
However, he declared that ‘no look putt’ would be only once in this tournament.
Baek Seok-hyun, who said, “It was a temporary measure,” said that from the next tournament, he would go out with the bloomstick putter he was originally going to use and putt after looking at the ball as before.안전놀이터
Baek Seok-hyun, who has participated in 55 domestic competitions so far, but has not had any outstanding results, said, “It feels good to be known to fans who were unfamiliar with me.”
He said, “I wanted to show a good image to my wife, father-in-law, and mother-in-law.”
He continued, “Since I haven’t been able to play golf for a while, my wife has noticed me very much. It hurts my heart. Thank you very much. I will give my wife the prize money. Still, can’t I buy something I want?”