Sangmoon Bae starts military service, eyes 2017 return to golf
Sangmoon Bae has started his 21-month military service in South Korea. You won't see him back on the PGA Tour until 2017.
Sangmoon Bae started his nearly two years of military service requirement this week in South Korea. "I'll be back on tour in 2017," he said to a journalist.
Bae had previously had a special permit to not enter, as all South Korean men between the ages of 18 and 35 are required to do. That permit ran out, however, and Bae was required at home for service.
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.
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