South Korean Golfer An Byeong Hun Climbs World PGA Golf Rankings to Number 39
David Lee, Nov. 18, 2015, 7:21 a.m.
An Byeong-hun jumped up to 39th in the world rankings in men's golf released on Sunday, moving one step closer to playing in the Masters next year. The Masters, a dream stage for any golfer, grants a berth in the competition to the top 50 players in the previous year's world rankings.
The prestigious competition is held every April at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, the U.S. An made his first appearance in the Masters in 2010 as an amateur. He has been playing in the PGA European Tour so does not have a seed in the U.S. PGA Tour. However, if he maintains his world ranking within the top 50, he will be able to take part there too.
An is the son of 1988 Seoul Olympics table-tennis medalists Ahn Jae-hyung and Jiao Zhimin. He won the BMW PGA Championship in the PGA European Tour in England in May this year, and has produced good results recently. There are only two Korean male golfers in the global top 100, An and Kim Kyung-tae in 60th.