Yonhap News AgencyOctober 15, 2013 01:46
By Yoo Jee-ho
SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Yonhap) -- Former No. 1-ranked golfer Rory McIlroy will headline the field at South Korea's national golf championship this week.
The 24-year-old from Northern Ireland will compete at the 56th Kolon Korea Open scheduled to begin Thursday at Woojeong Hills Country Club in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province, about 90 kilometers south of Seoul. This is the 56th edition of the oldest men's golf event in the country.
With 300 million won (US$279,900) for the winner's check, it's also the most lucrative golf tournament held in South Korea.