KPGA Championship

The KPGA Championship is a men's professional golf tournament that has been held annually in South Korea since 1958. Together with the Korea Open it is the longest running event on the Korean Tour. It is organised by the Korea Professional Golfers' Association (KPGA). Since 2016 the total purse has been KRW1,000,000,000 with KRW200,000,000 to the winner.

KPGA Championship
Tournament information
Location South Korea
Course(s)A-One CC
Tour(s)Korean Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fundKRW1,000,000,000
Month playedJune
Tournament record score
Aggregate264 Jang Dong-kyu (2015)
Current champion
Wonjoon Lee

The 2017 Championship was won by Hwang Jung-gon. This win gave him an invitation to play in the CJ Cup in October 2017, the first PGA Tour event played in Korea.[1]


YearWinnerCountryVenueScoreTo parMargin
of victory
KPGA Championship with A-One CC
2019Wonjoon Lee AustraliaA-One CC265−15Playoff Seo Hyung-seok
2018Mun Do-yeob South KoreaA-One CC268−12Playoff Han Chang-won
2017Hwang Jung-gon South KoreaA-One CC268−201 stroke Kim Gi-whan
Lee Hyung-joon
2016Kim Jun-sung South KoreaA-One CC270−181 stroke Park Jun-sub
KPGA Championship
2015Jang Dong-kyu South KoreaSky 72264−242 strokes Kim Gi-whan
Park Hyo-won
Yamaha Hankyung KPGA Championship
2014Matthew Griffin AustraliaSky 72268−203 strokes Moon Kyong-jun
Dongchon KPGA Championship
2013Kim Hyung-tae South KoreaDongchon271−17Playoff Lee Sang-hee
SBS Tour Happiness KJB KPGA Championship
2012Lee Sang-hee South KoreaHappiness203−132 strokes Kim Jae-ho
Kim Seng-yong
Park Jun-won
Daishin Securities KPGA Championship
2011Kim Byung-jun South KoreaAsiana273−153 strokes Yoon Jung-ho
J-Golf KPGA Championship
2010Son Joon-eob South KoreaAsiana274−142 strokes Hwang Inn-choon
SBS Kumho Asiana KPGA Championship
2009Hong Soon-sang South KoreaAsiana284−4Playoff Park Sang-hyun
NH NongHyup KPGA Championship
2008Andrew McKenzie AustraliaBear Creek280−8Playoff Park Sang-hyun
Suk Jong-yul
SBS Korea Golf and Art Village KPGA Championship
2007Kim Chang-yoon South KoreaKorea CC280−81 stroke Kim Kyung-tae
SBS LIG KPGA Championship
2006Kim Hyung-sung South KoreaHaeundae274−142 strokes Mo Joong-kyung
Dongbu Insurance Promy KPGA Championship
2005Kim Dae-sub (2) South KoreaBA Vista CC270−182 strokes Chung Joon
Phoenix Park Boat KPGA Championship
2004Park Do-kyu South KoreaPhoenix CC273−154 strokes Park No-seok
Samsung Securities KPGA Championship
2003Park No-seok (2) South KoreaPhoenix CC209−71 stroke Kim Jong-duck
2002Kim Dae-sub South KoreaPhoenix CC275−132 strokes Park Nam-sin
Lance Field KPGA Championship
2001Shin Yong-jin (2) South KoreaPhoenix CC266−226 strokes Kang Wook-soon
2000Park No-seok South Korea88 Country Club272−161 stroke Kang Wook-soon
1999Kang Wook-soon South KoreaTian Long CC280−8Playoff Shin Yong-jin
Astra Cup KPGA Championship
1998Kim Jong-duck South Korea88 Country Club208−82 strokes Park Nam-sin
1997Choi Kyung-Ju South KoreaNew Seoul CC271−175 strokes Park Nam-sin
1996Shin Yong-jin South Korea2791 stroke Choi Gwang-soo
1995Park Nam-sin South Korea278
1994Choi Sang-ho (6) South Korea270
1993Lee Kang-sun South Korea272
1992Choi Sang-ho (5) South Korea270
1991Cho Chul-sang South Korea290
1990Choi Youn-soo (3) South Korea283
1989Cho Sang-ho (4) South Korea281
1988Choi Youn-soo (2) South Korea275
1987Choi Youn-soo South Korea283
1986Choi Sang-ho (3) South Korea280
1985Choi Sang-ho (2) South Korea278
1984Lim Jin-han (2) South Korea282
1983Lim Jin-han South Korea288
1982Choi Sang-ho South Korea281
1981Park Jung-woong South Korea283
1980Kim Seung-hack (2) South Korea272
1979Lee Kang-chun South Korea282
1978Cho Ho-sang South Korea278
1977Cho Tae-ho South Korea290
1976Kim Seung-hack South Korea283
1975Cho Am-gil South Korea288
1974Kim Suk-bong South Korea280
1973Lee Il-ahn (2) South Korea274
1972Son Hung-soo South Korea273
1971Han Chang-sang (7) South Korea285
1970Han Chang-sang (6) South Korea280
1969Han Chang-sang (5) South Korea284
1968Han Chang-sang (4) South Korea282
1967Lee Il-ahn South Korea285
1966Orville Moody (2) United States289
1965Hong Duck-san South Korea302
1964Han Chang-sang (3) South Korea282
1963Kim Hak-young South Korea299
1962Han Chang-sang (2) South Korea293
1961Kim Bok-man South Korea301
1960Han Chang-sang South Korea295
1959Orville Moody United States296
1958Yun Duk-choon South Korea306


  1. Livsey, Laury (26 June 2017). "Hwang wins KPGA Championship". PGA Tour. Retrieved 1 July 2017.

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