SK Telecom Open

The SK Telecom Open is an annual professional golf tournament hosted in South Korea and sponsored by the Korean cell phone company SK Telecom. The tournament was inaugurated in June 1997 as "SK Telecom Classic", and renamed in 2001. It is part of the Korean Tour for men, and was co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour from 2001 to 2007. It was co-sanctioned by the OneAsia Tour from 2010 to 2015.[1] In 2017 and 2018 it had prize money of 1,200,000,000 Won.

SK Telecom Open
Tournament information
LocationSouth Korea
Course(s)Sky 72 Golf Club
Tour(s)Korean Tour
OneAsia Tour (2010–2015)
Asian Tour (2001–07)
FormatStroke play
Prize fund1,200,000,000 won
Month playedMay
Current champion
Ham Jeong-woo

The tenth edition, held May 4–7, 2006, was shortened to 54 holes because of rain.[2] The tournament that year made international headlines when teenage golfer Michelle Wie made the cut, only the second female golfer to do so in a Korean men's tournament after Se Ri Pak in 2003 and the first to do it in an Asian Tour tournament.

It has been staged at five different venues since its inception it is currently played at the Sky 72 Golf Club and has previously been played at Pinx, BA Vista, IIdong Lake and the Lakeside Golf Clubs.


YearWinnerCountryVenueScoreTo parMargin
of victory
2019Ham Jeong-woo South KoreaSky 72271−132 strokes Jung Ji-ho
Lee Soo-min
2018Kwon Sung-yeol South KoreaSky 72275−13Playoff Ryu Hyun-woo
2017Choi Jin-ho (2) South KoreaSky 72269−192 strokes Park Sang-hyun
2016Lee Sang-hee South KoreaSky 72278−101 stroke Kim Kyung-tae
2015Choi Jin-ho South KoreaSky 72278−101 stroke Lee Soo-min
2014Kim Seung-hyuk South KoreaSky 72277−111 stroke Kim Kyung-tae
Lee Tae-hee
2013Matthew Griffin AustraliaPinx203−131 stroke Kang Wook-soon
2012Kim Bi-o South KoreaPinx270−183 strokes Park Sang-hyun
2011Kurt Barnes AustraliaPinx202−141 stroke Kim Kyung-tae
2010Bae Sang-moon (2) South KoreaSky 72266−223 strokes Kim Dae-hyun
2009Park Sang-hyun South KoreaSky 72276−121 stroke Kim Do-hoon
2008K. J. Choi (3) South KoreaSky 72272−164 strokes Kang Kyung-nam
2007Bae Sang-moon South KoreaBA Vista271−176 strokes Aaron Baddeley
Kim Hyung-tae
2006Prom Meesawat ThailandSky 72201−153 strokes Lee Seong-ho
Jeev Milkha Singh
2005K. J. Choi (2) South KoreaIldong Lake275−135 strokes Andrew Buckle
Fred Couples
2004Simon Yates ScotlandBA Vista279−91 stroke Rick Gibson
Charlie Wi
2003K. J. Choi South KoreaBA Vista201−15Playoff Shin Yong-jin
2002Charlie Wi (2) South KoreaLakeside272−162 strokes Kim Felton
Kevin Na
2001Charlie Wi South KoreaIldong Lake281−7Playoff Kang Wook-soon
Simon Yates
2000Park Nam-sin (2) South KoreaIldong Lake275−131 stroke Mo Joong-kyung
1999Park Nam-sin South KoreaIldong Lake278−10Playoff Kim Wan-tae
Park Boo-won
1998Choi Gwang-soo South KoreaIldong Lake269−199 strokes K. J. Choi
Kang Wook-soon
1997Park No-seok South KoreaIldong Lake285−32 strokes Choi Sang-ho



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