13 September 2018
Shin Is Fit And Ready For The 34th Shinhan Donghae Open
Incheon, Korea, September 12: Micah Lauren Shin of the United States is back after a three-month-long layoff due to injury and he is ready to compete at the 34th Shinhan Donghae Open that tees off tomorrow.
The 21-year-old Shin was suffering from acute pain in his lower back at his last tournament in June and had to go for a series of treatments. He went back to the swing of thing just last week and he aims to complete his recovery by putting together a good showing at the Bear’s Best Cheongna Golf Club.
Shin, the Asian Tour 2017 Rookie of the Year, has played down his chances in Korea but given his winning pedigree, he may outdo himself at the KR₩1,200,000,000 (approximately US$1,125,000) event, co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the Korean PGA.
The American will be up against a star-studded lineup featuring Koreans Byeonghun An and Y.E. Yang.
An, currently placed 47th on the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR), is the highest-ranked player in the field this week. The 2015 Shinhan Donghae Open champion finished tied-29th at a PGA Tour event in the United States two days ago and he has shaken off his jet lag in time for this week's tournament.
Yang has been in excellent form this year, as he has yet to miss the cut at his last four Asian Tour events. The one-time Major tournament champion has also posted a victory on the Japan Golf Tour in April and he’ll be aiming to capture his second title in 2018 at home.
The Shinhan Donghae Open was awarded Best Spectator Engagement award for the last two years by the Asian Tour as an acknowledgement for its digital initiative and activities catered for fans.