Golf Champion Kim Si-woo to Donate W2 Billion to the Sport

      May 18, 2017 12:55

      Kim Si-woo /AP-Yonhap

      The PGA Tour Players' Championship winner Kim Si-woo said Wednesday he will donate W100 million each to the Korea Golf Association and the U.S. PGA Tour (US$1=W1,123).

      That is about 10 percent of the US$1.89 million prize money for winning the championship on Sunday.

      Kim progressed through the Korean national team when he was a teen, and he made the donation to the KGA in the hope of benefiting younger golfers in the same situation.

      Kim is quickly acquiring a frugal, modest image. On Monday, just after his multimillion victory, he was spotted flying economy to Atlanta.

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