January 24, 2019 11:15
Choi Kyung-ju and Pak Se-ri will coach Korean golfers at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
The Korea Golf Association said Wednesday it has reappointed the two golfing legends as coaches of the men's and women's national teams. They served the same roles at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, which saw golf reinstated as an Olympic sport after a 112-year hiatus.
In Rio, Pak helped Park In-bee win a gold medal, while Choi, who is still an active player, shared his experience with An Byeong-hun and Wang Jeong-hun.
Speaking at the KGA's general assembly on Wednesday, Pak said, "Since it's taking place in nearby Tokyo, I plan to visit the Olympic venue often to learn about the course, practice range and accommodation. Of course my ambition is for our team to win all three medals, but I will focus on helping the players achieve good results without injuries."
Choi was unable to attend the event, as he is overseas.
Choi and Pak popularized golf in Korea and put the country on the world golfing map. Pak, who won 25 career LPGA titles including five majors, was inducted into the LPGA Hall of Fame.
Choi became the first Korean man ever to be made a full member of the PGA Tour in 2000 and has eight career PGA titles under his belt.
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