Byeong-hoon Ahn Byung-hoon (32) is back. It has been one season since he lost the 2021 US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour seed and went down to the Korn Ferry Tour (Part 2). Having said that he “hit the floor,” he is ready to fly with a stronger appearance.
Ahn Byeong-hoon, who competed in the 2010 Masters. [Photo by Gettyimages]
Ahn Byeong-hoon is the son of Korean-Chinese table tennis couple Ahn Jae-hyung and Zhao Zi-min. Born in Korea, he moved to the United States in 2005. In 2009 he became the youngest player ever to win the US Amateur Championship, and in 2010 he competed in the Masters, US Open and The Open.
Ahn Byung-hun, who turned professional in 2011, moved to Europe. Having passed the Challenge Tour Qualifying School, the second part of the European Tour (now DP World Tour), Byeong-Hun Ahn won his first professional debut at the 2014 Rolex Trophy. Ahn Byeong-hun, who entered the European Tour the following year in 2015, won the BMW PGA Championship, a major tournament on the European Tour, and was awarded the rookie of the year that year. 메이저놀이터
Byeong-hun Ahn began his full-fledged activities on the PGA Tour from the 2016-2017 season. Ahn Byeong-hun, who had a good performance on the European Tour and raised expectations, but the PGA Tour was not easy. While he played five seasons through 2021, he was not followed by a win. He had chances to win the 2018 Memorial Tournament and the RBC Canadian Open, but tied for second in both. In the end, Ahn Byeong-hun lost his seed by finishing at 164th in the FedEx Cup rankings on the PGA Tour in the 2020-2021 season.
The Korn Ferry tour that went down like that served as an opportunity for Ahn Byung-hoon to look back on his past professional life. In February of last year, at the Recom Suncoast Classic, he even won his first thrilling victory after advancing to the United States. At the time, Ahn Byeong-hoon said, “When I lost the PGA Tour seed, I could say that I was in a position close to the bottom, if not the bottom.” He said, ‘I can prepare well from the beginning and go’.”
Ahn Byeong-hoon and his wife Choi Hee-jae. [Photo by Gettyimages]
Next to Ahn Byeong-hun is his wife Choi Hee-jae, who is a strong supporter. After getting married in 2018, Choi helped Byeong-Hun Ahn with his tour life. After winning the Recombe Sun Coast Classic, Ahn Byeong-hoon said, “This is the first win I won even after marrying his wife. He was very happy to be there with him. When he went through a slump, his wife gave her a lot of faith,” he expressed his gratitude.
Ahn Byeong-hoon, who showed good form on the Korn Ferry Tour, returned to the PGA Tour after one season. And from the Fortinet Championship, the opening game of the PGA Tour season in September of last year, he tied for 4th and got off to a good start.
Ahn Byeong-hoon will turn 32 this year. never too old However, he became stronger as he went through an unprecedented crisis. His accompanying family is also a great comfort to him. This is why Ahn Byeong-hun is more anticipated in the new season.
An Byung-hoon will start the PGA Farmers Insurance Open on the 26th at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California. JTBC Golf & Sports will broadcast the first round of this tournament live from 4 am on the 26th.