The KEB Hana Bank Invitational has been striving to become a major Asian tournament since 2018 and is rapidly gaining prominence as an international championship with the participation of many athletes from the Japan Golf Tour and PGA Tour China.

The invitational, which was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was held as an exclusive Korea tour for the KPGA.

It has held as an eco-friendly golf tournament under the slogan “Let’s Go Green” as part of HFG’s proactive implementation of Big Step for Tomorrow, its ESG vision. Plays were accompanied by the featuring of diverse upcycled/recycled and eco-friendly products and an ESG donation event.

The invitational was graced by many outstanding plays by winner Taehoon Lee, defending champion Yoseop Seo, super rookie Minjae Kim, and many players at the top of their game from the Korea, US, and Japan tours, including Jeongwoo Ham, Ik-jae Jang, Seungsu Han, and Charlie Wi.

  • Period : Oct. 21 (Thu) ~ Oct. 24 (Sun), 2021
  • Venue : Bear’s Best Cheongna Golf Club (Australasia & Europe Courses)
  • No. of athletes : 108
  • Total prize money : KRW 1,000,000,000 (first place prize: KRW 200,000,000)
  • Game type : 4 Round / 72 Hole Stroke Play / Cut
  • Supervised by : KPGT
  • Winner : Taehoon Lee
  • Golfers pose with flower pots made out of discarded mask material and defective masks (from left: Inhoi Hur, Junseok Lee, Yoseop Seo, Sanghyun Park, Jeongwoo Ham, Jaekyeong Lee, Dongeun Kim)
  • Main athletes during photo call in front of a large logo made out of discarded masks (clockwise: Charlie Wi, Sanghyun Park, Seungsu Han, Ik-jae Jang , Jeongwoo Ham, Yoseop Seo, Seungmin Lee, Bae-Jong Park)
  • Taehoon Kim makes second shot amid the beautiful autumn foliage of Hole 15
  • Sanghyun Park carefully looks over his putting line at Hole 8
  • Jaekyeong Lee pumps his fist in the air after succeeding at a birdie at Hole 14
  • Jeongwoo Ham leaves Hole 15 while snacking on a banana
  • Tee shot by Hanmil Jung at Hole 1
  • Inhoi Hur reads the green with his caddy (who is also his wife) at Hole 4
  • Yoseop Seo checks his line while setting the ball in place
  • Joonhyeong Jeon aiming for the pin with an agile approach shot
  • Doyeob Mun chats with caddy before tee shot at Hole 1
  • Doyeob Mun looks on at Minkyu Kim’s iron shot at Hole 11
  • Guard bunker shot by Dongeun Kim at Hole 10
  • Songgyu Yoo reading the wind at Hole 11
  • Jinho Choi smiles before tee shot at Hole 1
  • Taehoon Lee drinking water before tee shot at Hole 1
  • Kyungnam Kang gives high-five after overcoming a difficult moment at Hole 4
  • Minkyu Kim looks at ball after tee shot at Hole 2
  • Taehoon Lee embraces his fellow competitors after finishing Hole 18
  • Taehoon Lee kisses his winner’s trophy

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