Kim Kyung-tae caddies for friend Park Joon-won’s retirement match Topics
‘Monster’ Kim Kyung-tae is in the news for caddying for his best friend, Park Jun-won.
Kim Kyung-tae caddied for his 37-year-old best friend, Jun-won Park, on the first day of the KPGA Korean Tour’s Golf Zone-Doray Open (total prize money: 700 million won), which began at Seonsan (Par 72) in Golf Zone County, Gumi, Gyeongbuk, on Feb. 2. Park shot a 5-over-par 77 on the first day.
The two were born in 1986 and were classmates in high school (Anyang Shinsung High School). They are known for their close relationship, having played together on the Japan Tour for many years. Kyung-tae Kim caddied for Park Jun-won because this was his farewell tournament. 캡틴토토 도메인
Park made his debut on the KPGA Korean Tour in 2011. He has 25 top-10 finishes in 143 tournaments, including a win at the GS Caltex Mae Kyung Open in 2014. Park has also played on the Japan Tour and Asian Tour. He has played on the Asian Tour since 2006 and the Japan Tour since 2008. In 2016, he won the ISPS Handa Global Cup with Emiliano Grillo (Argentina) in an extended playoff.
Fellow players commented on the friendship between Kim and Park, saying, “Their friendship is beautiful” and “They used a very expensive caddie”. Park’s retirement ceremony will take place on the practice green after the second round. Kim Kyung-tae, Kwon Sung-yeol, defending champion Park Eun-shin and others will be in attendance.