Kim Yong-tae (24, Srixon) kept his professional pride. It is all the more valuable because it was a victory achieved by overcoming hyperthyroidism.
Kim Yong-tae changed 2 birdies and 1 bogey in the final round of the 3rd round of the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Srixon Tour (total prize money of 16 million won) held at Gunsan Country Club Jeonju-Iksan course (par 71, 7143 yards) on the 11th. reduced stroke. In the first round, he scored 6 under par to go into the final round with Kim Soo-gyeom (27) as the lead, and in the second round played in a strong wind, he won the championship by one stroke with 7 under par and 135 strokes with calm play.
In the 1st and 2nd competitions, amateur players such as Jang Yoo-bin (21, Hankuk University) and Jo Woo-young (22, Woori Financial Group), who are national representatives, won the championship one after another, and Kim Yong-tae kept his professional pride in the 3rd competition. Kim Yong-tae, who lifted the trophy, said, “I am happy to win after a long time. He is even better because he won in front of his father, who came to the event. I would like to thank his family, GST industry officials and coaches for helping him focus on golf.” He said, “There were not many birdie opportunities because of the strong wind, but the strategy of playing safely and focusing until the end was effective.”
Kim Yong-tae, who was selected as a member of the national team in 2012 and as a member of the national team in 2015, was called an amateur powerhouse. Lee Jae-kyung (24, CJ) and Yoon Seong-ho (27, Woori Financial Group), who are active on the Korean tour, are ‘national university motives’. Kim Yong-tae, who started to make his name known by winning the National Elementary School Golf Tournament in 20019, was recognized for his skills by winning the Bacchus Cup Middle School in 2012 and the Gyeongnam Governor’s Cup High School in 2015.
After turning professional in 2016, he went to the hospital for weight loss of unknown cause and was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. It is a disease that causes weight loss, hyperhidrosis, fatigue, and lethargy due to excessive production of hormones. Kim Yong-tae, who wandered and received treatment, but never lost his dream as a golfer, won the 18th KPGA Challenge Tour in 2019 and opened up the possibility of a comeback, and the victory in this tournament marked a turning point in his career.
He said, 토스카지노“I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and lost 20kg. He even thought about giving up golf as a kind of burnout accompanied by lethargy and depression. After realizing that golf is the most passionate thing in my life, he began to overcome it with weight training and a certain lifestyle. He tried to maintain a positive mentality whenever he felt lethargic.” Kim Yong-tae, who is still undergoing treatment, said, “Rather than blaming the sudden hormonal abnormality, I think it is right to silently do my best in what I can do. I want to be a hope that people suffering from the same disease can do it.”