Go Gun-taek (24, Daebo Engineering & Construction), who is in his fourth year on the tour, aims to win the new season.
Ko Gun-taek said, “I prepared a lot for this year. I will show a more mature image technically and mentally,” he said. “My goal is to win the first KPGA Korean Tour. In addition, he expressed his goal of entering the TOP 10 of Genesis Points by performing steadily throughout the year.”
Go Gun-taek naturally started playing golf at the recommendation of his golf-loving parents. He also served as a member of the national team in 2016, when he was an amateur, and as a member of the national standing army in 2017. In November 2019, he tied for 9th at the ‘KPGA Korean Tour QT’, making his 2020 tour debut.
In the first year of his debut, Go Gun-taek passed 9 out of 10 competitions he entered. Succeeded in retaining the seed. In 2021, the following year, 17 competitions were held. After passing the cut in 13 competitions, the Genesis point was placed in 25th place (2045.41P). It earned a total of 203,787,893 won in prize money, ranking 23rd in the Genesis prize money list.
The 2021’Genesis Championship’, which ranked third, was a tournament that left Go Gun-taek a lot of regret. At that time, in the first round, he broke the course record by writing 10 under par 62 strokes with 1 eagle and 8 birdies. After that, he maintained the lead until the 3rd round and took the lead by 3 strokes in the final round. However, he lost 6 strokes on the day alone and finished the event in 3rd place in the final.
He said, “I made several mistakes in the beginning, but I kept it in mind. As a result, I couldn’t play the game I wanted,” he said. I was worried. He felt that he had to quickly forget his mistakes and focus only on my game. It was a good experience.”
Last year, Go Gun-taek participated in 21 pre-season competitions메이저놀이터. The season’s best performance, entered the TOP 10 3 times, including a tie for 4th at the ‘KB Financial Live Championship’. He passed the cut in 13 competitions and was ranked 29th in Genesis points (2588.2 points) and 35th in Genesis prize money (188,056,095 won). He won more than 100 million won in prize money for two consecutive years. It proved stable evolution.
In response, Go Gun-taek said, “In fact, in 2020, which was the first year, I tried to pass the cut in as many competitions as possible. For the 2nd and 3rd years, 2021-2022, the goal was to enter the top ranks. I am happy that I did well,” he said. “I think I have finished adjusting to the tour. This year, I will definitely hold the championship cup in my arms.”
“For this season, I did field training in Las Vegas, USA for a month in February. The focus was on improving the accuracy of the shot. Also added pitch. In the meantime, I only insisted on the draw pitch. There were times when I felt the limit,” he said. “Starting this year, I tried to use fade pitches. Both pitches are doing well. We also focused on image training, such as mental strengthening training,” he explained.
The hometown of Goguntaek is Seogwipo, Jeju. It is also the current residence. Ko Gun-taek expressed his wish to achieve his first victory in his hometown. He said, “When the competition is held in Jeju, many residents of the island come and cheer enthusiastically. He said, “I want to win in Jeju and become the ‘pride of the people of the island’”. I will definitely win the first win in this competition,” he said with strength.
On the other hand, the player from Jeju who won the most recent KPGA Korean Tour tournament held in Jeju is Kang Seong-hoon (36). In 2006, Sunghoon Kang won the ‘Lotte Skyhill Open’ held at Lotte Skyhill Jeju CC as an amateur.