November 19, 2008
During the week, K.J. took time to answer some
questions during a press conference. Here is a
Q&A excerpt from his interview.
Q: What is your remaining season schedule?
A: After this event, I'm going to play skins game
next Friday in California. So far, no Korean golfer
has ever participated in the PGA tour skins game.
I'll be the first to play the game. LG will participate
as a sponsor. After that there are a few games
remaining in this season, but I will fly directly
to South Africa from Los Angeles. I accepted an
invitation to the Nedbank Golf Challenge. I have
decided to play whenever opportunity arises. Four
years ago, I declined the invitation once, but
I think it is better to accept than refuse. I
don't feel much of burden of playing there but
you never know it's win/lose kind of competitive
Looking back this year?
Lack of exercise and over practice were the main
causes o some injuries. And during the course
of changing my swing, I got some uncomfortable
feelings. However, it has settled down, and now
I would like to get ready for the new season.
Because it was a one-win season (2008 Sony Open)
this year for me, it didn't please the fans much,
but to me it was a satisfying year.
What is the meaning of sharing and donating?
A: To this day, I have never thought I golfed
alone. I had friends when I left Korea for America,
and they were strength to my life in the United
States. What I have learnt from them was to humble
myself always. The teaching of humbleness carved
in my mind. It is my constancy. I don't believe
I've gone especially fast. Normal, but steadily
toward my goal. I haven't given out much in comparison
with received. I would like to see my foundation
widely open to many volunteers working together
to achieve its good cause which beneficial to
children and Communities.
What wiil your foundation do in the future?
A: It will be developed in three main projects.
The most important of all is to let children to
have a dream of prosperity. Secondly, through
class instruction, ultimately expand facilities
to a physical compound to train them not only
to be physically strong but also to build their
mental endurance. Thirdly, I would like to set
up golf classes to share my experiences with them.
It will lead to golf competitions among various
communities in the region.