It wasn’t too long ago that we watched Sangmoon Bae at The Barclays in August and he continued to finish the FedEx Cup and went on to play The Presidents Cup where he had an unfortunate approach shot that left him heartbroken. (see shot here)
On November 17, Sangmoon Bae put his clubs away, and began his nearly two years of military service requirement this week in South Korea. “I’ll be back on tour in 2017,” Bae told journalists before entering an army training camp in the eastern city of Chuncheon.
The PGA will welcome Bae back when his mandatory two years are up.
“The new Tour provision will give commissioner Tim Finchem the discretion to grant an eligibility extension for a “mandatory obligation,” like military service or religious obligation, but would be limited to just a single year exemption regardless of a player’s current status.”
Bae is currently exempt through 2017 so it appears his extension will go through 2018 which is great for him-which will give him some time to get his swing back, and focus on a more successful end to his season this year.