Tee time: South Korean golf in numbers

346 golf courses in South Korea, according to Korea Golf University statistics.

600 golf courses are expected to be open by 2015

3.2 million golf players in South Korea

34 is the number of times 23-year-old South Korean champion Shin Ji-yai has won tournaments around the world, including eight LPGAs and the British Open. She’s also released an album of Christian songs.

36 of the top 100 ranking female golfers in the world are South Korean – four in the top 10 – according to the 500 Rolex Rankings for women (as of August).

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