Kang Kyung-nam, who celebrated the 20th anniversary of his debut on the Korean Professional Golf Association (KPGA) Korean Tour, conveyed his goal.
Kang Kyung-nam, who entered the KPGA Korean Tour in 2004, said in an interview through KPGA on the 12th, “I want to accumulate up to 15 wins in my career.”
Kang Kyung-nam joined the KPGA Tour Pro in August 2003. He succeeded in making his tour debut by securing a seed in 2004 by entering the TOP 10 twice in four tournaments, including two tournaments he participated in as a recommended player that year.
Kang Kyung-nam participated in 237 competitions by 2022, excluding 2014 and 2015, when he was serving in the military. Of these, he passed the cut in 195 competitions and entered the TOP 10 93 times. He maintains his seed every year and has never been outside of the 50th place in the Genesis prize money list.
Regarding this, Kang Kyung-nam said, “I was not lazy. I always kept a constant amount of practice. I never practiced less. Looking back, I did not experience a ‘slump.’ Being psychologically stable is a great strength. I have become more faithful in self-management.”
Kang Kyung-nam has won 11 championships so far. He achieved his first win at the Tomato Savings Bank Zephyros Open in 2006 and also won the Jungheung Gold Lake Open that year. As a result, he was able to win the ‘KPGA Prize Money King’ and the ‘Deok Chun Award’, the award for the lowest stroke score, within three years of his debut.
Kang Kyung-nam won 3 wins in the second half of 2007 alone, 1 win in 2010, 2 wins in 2011, and 1 win in 2013 before enlisting in the military. After returning to the tour in 2016 after completing military service, he added a win at the Jinju Savings Bank Kaido Men’s Open with Black Cats the following year in 2017, achieving 10 wins on the KPGA Korean Tour for the 8th time in his career.
Kang Kyung-nam said, “The period from 2005 to 2007 was the best period. At that time, golf really became what I wanted.” I was able to do it,” he said, looking back at the time.
Afterwards, Kang Kyung-nam, who won the 11th championship at the Biz Play Electronic Newspaper Open in 2021, has 11 wins on the KPGA Korean Tour and 바카라. is currently tied for 7th place in the domestic most-winner list with Yoon-soo Choi and Sang-hyun Park. In terms of prize money earned in Korea, he ranked second with 3,875,862,469 won, following Park Sang-hyun (4,386,566,753 won).
Kang Kyung-nam said, “Looking back on my 11 victories, winning the Biz Play Electronic Times Open is the most memorable.” Joo Hyung-i and (Ok) Tae-hoon were chasing after them. After confirming the championship, I felt that ‘I still have enough competitiveness in the confrontation with young players’.”
Kang Kyung-nam showed off his rust-free skills last season as well. Participated in 21 competitions, all competitions, and passed the cut in 16 competitions, entering the TOP 10 four times, including runner-up in the 4th Woosung Construction Open. Thanks to this performance, the Genesis points ranked 14th (3588.82 points) and the Genesis prize money ranked 22nd (260,440,637 won).
Currently, Kang Kyung-nam is in the midst of quenching for the 2023 season in the United States. The main sponsor has also changed, so they are more determined than ever.
Kang Kyung-nam said, “The goal for 2023 is to win. There are not many players in their 40s active on the tour, so it will be more meaningful if we win.” I will prepare hard before the opening this year as well,” he said with strength.