18 Facts About Bae Sang-moon


Bae Sang-moon, or Sang-moon Bae, is a South Korean professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.

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Bae Sang-moon won the 2006 Emerson Pacific Group Open on the Korean Tour, and in 2007 he won the SK Telecom Open, an Asian Tour and Korean Tour co-sanctioned event held in his home country.

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In 2011, Bae finished as the leading money winner on the Japan Golf Tour for the season after winning three tournaments.

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Bae Sang-moon was the second consecutive Korean to take this accolade after Kim Kyung-tae's success in 2010.

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Bae Sang-moon reached his career high world ranking of 26th in 2011.

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Bae Sang-moon started the season very strongly, making all of his first eight cuts on the PGA Tour.

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Bae Sang-moon recorded his first top-10 finish of the year when he reached the quarter-finals at the 2012 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, knocking out Ian Poulter and Charl Schwartzel before losing to Rory McIlroy.

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In March 2012, Bae Sang-moon lost in a four-man playoff at the Transitions Championship on the PGA Tour.

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Bae Sang-moon finished his debut season making 17 out of 25 cuts and ended up 71st in the FedEx Cup standings, one position outside of qualifying for the third playoff event.

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In May 2013, Bae Sang-moon won his first PGA Tour event at the HP Byron Nelson Championship, beating Keegan Bradley by two strokes.

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Bae Sang-moon entered the final round a single stroke behind Bradley, but birdied four out of his first seven holes to move four ahead.

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Bae Sang-moon then proceeded to birdie the 16th and when Bradley bogeyed the 17th, Bae Sang-moon had a comfortable two shot lead to come down the 18th and secure his maiden victory.

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Bae Sang-moon became just the fourth South Korean-born winner on the PGA Tour, after K J Choi, Yang Yong-eun, and Kevin Na.

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Bae Sang-moon countered that he had residency in the US and was exempt.

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In July 2015, a South Korean court ruled Bae Sang-moon spent too much time in South Korea to be exempt and must fulfill his military requirement.

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Bae Sang-moon earned an invitation to the 2015 Presidents Cup as a captain's pick by Nick Price.

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Bae Sang-moon made his return to professional golf at the 2017 Shinhan Donghae Open, an event he won twice as a member of the Korean Tour.

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Bae Sang-moon finished 202nd in the FedEx Cup, but earned entry to the Web.

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