#whereitsAT Tomorrow's Stars Today - Jeunghun Wang

Mon 10 Sep 2018

#whereitsAT Tomorrow's Stars Today - Jeunghun Wang


Sentosa, Singapore, September 10: He has an undisputed amount of talent and the fairways and greens on the golf course is where Korea’s Jeunghun Wang, a one-time Asian Tour winner, would show them.

But Wang’s journey to the top would not have been possible, if he had not combined his intelligence with years of hard work and sacrifices.

As a junior golfer, Wang left Korea to live in the Philippines for six years with his family as it was ‘cheaper’ for his golf career. It proved to be a good ‘move’ for the young lad as his close affinity with the country helped him do well in past Asian Tour events staged in the Philippines.

He joined the play-for-pay ranks at a tender age of 16 in 2012 and earned his Asian Tour card at the Qualifying School the following year.

Little did we know the talented Wang was well on his way to scaling new heights in his fledgling career.

A return to the Qualifying School in 2014 saw him regain his playing rights on the Asian Tour and he impressed many by not missing a single cut in 16 starts that season, allowing him to keep his card for 2015.

He enjoyed a commendable ninth-place finish on the Asian Tour Order of Merit in 2015, thanks to three top-10 finishes and would undergo a life-changing breakthrough year in 2016, where he completed back-to-back victories in Morocco and Mauritius.

Wang claimed a one-shot triumph at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, just a week after he broke through on the European Tour in Morocco. He became the youngest player at the age of 20 years and 263 days to secure back-to-back triumphs in the European golf history.

In 2017, Wang cemented his status as a star when he emerged victorious in a three-man play-off for his third European Tour title at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.

He propelled to a career-high 39th place on the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) following that victory. He also achieved a personal milestone by qualifying for all four Majors the same year.

While he has yet to threaten in his last six starts in a Major championship, his prominent rise onto the world stage over the past few years has attracted significant attention from golf fans across the world.

“The Asian Tour is my home. I think it’s one of the best Tours in the world. I am so honoured that I started my career on the Asian Tour,” said Wang, who looks up to six-time Asian Tour winner K.J. Choi as his role model.

It is only a matter of time before the spotlight shines on Wang again. Having turned 23 years old just three days ago, Wang has time on his side to reach the pinnacle of the men’s game.

With these great accomplishments under his belt, it is no wonder that Wang has been featured as the Asian Tour’s ‘Tomorrow’s stars today’.


About Asian Tour

As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include Rolex (Official Timekeeper), Panasonic (Official Consumer Electronics), Habitat for Humanity (Official Sustainable Development Partner), ECCO (Official Footwear Sponsor), Titleist and FootJoy (Official Web Partner), Bloomberg TV (Official International Media Partner), Bloomberg Businessweek Chinese (Official International Media Partner), Wall Street Journal (Official International Media Partner) and Sentosa in Singapore which is the Home of the Asian Tour which also has an office in Kuala Lumpur.