South Korean golfer must en­ter manda­tory mil­i­tary ser­vice

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

OAKVILLE, Ont. — Bae Sang-Moon plans to play the rest of the PGA Tour sea­son be­fore sub­mit­ting to his manda­tory mil­i­tary ser­vice in South Korea. Bae was de­nied an ex­ten­sion of his visa at the start of the year and chal­lenged it in court. Yon­hap news ser­vice says Bae lost his le­gal bat­tle and that he would en­ter the ser­vice. He is play­ing this week in the Cana­dian Open. The 29-year-old Bae is a twotime win­ner on the PGA Tour, in­clud­ing the sea­son-open­ing Frys.com Open last Oc­to­ber. He is 29th in the FedEx Cup and has earned just over $2 mil­lion this sea­son. Bae was hope­ful of play­ing in the Pres­i­dents Cup in South Korea, but he is No. 23 in the stand­ings. His PGA Tour ex­emp­tion is through 2017. The As­so­ci­ated Press

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