Who's who in golf - Wook-soon Kang

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Name: - Wook-soon Kang
Country: - Korea
Born : - Jun 2, 1966
Original Home/Club: - Po Hang City, Korea
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1989

Roll of Honour

Multiple Asian Tour winner and winner of the Asian Tour Order of Merit (see Tournament listings below).

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One of the greats of Asian golf; nicknamed ‘Hahoetal’ in Korea, which means friendly face.

Top tournaments won by Wook-soon Kang

2001Men AsiaLexus InternationalWindmill Park CC264 (-24)US$32,300
Played as the Thailand Masters (Feb 1-4; Asian Tr season opener; formerly Lexus International). Second-placed Thongchai Jaidee (Thai) finished 5 shots behind 34-year-old Kang (S Kor). [Windmill Park CC, nr Bangkok, Thailand; now called Summit Windmill GC].
2000Men AsiaMaekyung OpenNamseoul CC278 (-10)US$32,300
Played as the Maekyung LG Fashion Open (April 27-30; Asian/Korean Trs event). Second-placed Kim Felton (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Kang (S Kor). [Namseoul CC, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, S Korea].
1999Men AsiaAsian Nations CupKota Permai G&CC
Played as the inaugural Asian Nations Cup (Oct 8-10; Asian Tr two-man World Cup of Golf qualfying event). Won by the Korean team of Wook-soon Kang & Wan-tae Kim. Gaurev Ghei (India) won the individual prize. [Kota Permai G&CC, Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia].
1999Men AsiaKPGA ChampionshipTianlong CC280 (-8)KRW 18mill
Played as the Lance Field Cup KPGA Championship (Aug 26-29; Korean Tr event). Kang (S Kor) beat Yong-jin Shin (S Kor) in a playoff. [Blue and Black Dragon courses, Tianlong CC, S Kor].
1999Men AsiaTaiwan OpenSunrise G&CC274 (-14)US$50,000
Played as the ERA Taiwan Open (Sept 2-5; Asian Tr event). Second-placed Kyi Hla Han (Myan) finished 1 shot behind Kang (S Kor). [Sunrise G&CC, Taoyuan, Taiwan].
1998Men AsiaHong Kong OpenHong Kong GC272 (-12)
Played as the Perrier Hong Kong Open (Asian Tr event). Second-placed Ed Fryatt (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Kang (S Kor). [Championship Composite course, Hong Kong GC, Fanling].
1998Men AsiaOmega PGA Ch'shipClearwater Bay, HK263 (-17)
Played as the Omega PGA Championship (Asian Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Chin-sheng Hsieh (Taiw) finished 3 shots behind Kang (S Kor), who recorded back-to-back wins having also won the 1998 Hong Kong Open. [Clearwater Bay G&CC, Hong Kong].
1998Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Asian Tr$150,771see Score
Kang (S Kor) won his second Asian Tour Omega Order of Merit, with 1998 earnings of US$150,772 on the Tour. Ed Fryatt (Eng) was second with $139,447; Shaun Micheel (USA) was third with $124,502.
1996Men AsiaKuala Lumpur Open275US$32,300
Played as the Kuala Lumpur Open (Asian Tr event). Second-placed Kenny Walker (Scot) and Brad Andrews (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Kang (S Kor).
1996Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Asian Tr$183,737see Score
Kang (S Kor) won the Asian Tour 1996 Omega Order of Merit, with earnings of US$183,737 on the Tour. Gerry Norquist (USA) was second with $129,404; Thammanoon Sriroj (Thai) was third with $127,422.
1996Men AsiaTPC of MalaysiaTanjong Puteri275 (-13)US$28,263
Played as the inaugural Tournament Players Championship in Malaysia (April 25-28; Asian Tr event). Kang (S Kor) beat Go Higaki (Jpn) at the first playoff hole. [Tanjong Puteri Resort, Johor, Malaysia].


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