Sang-Moon Bae to resist military service

2015 01 Sang Moon Bae
• Korean golfer to fight return to homeland
• Two-year service mandatory for all South Korean males
• Outlines plans to stay in US through statement

SANG MOON BAE

Sang-Moon Bae, currently sitting in second place on the FedExCup standings, is facing a fight to avoid returning to his native South Korea to complete his military service.


The two-time PGA Tour winner released a statement via his lawyer in which the 28-year-old’s manager outlined his intention to try to avoid returning to his homeland, where a two-year military undertaking is a compulsory requirement that all males must fulfil between the ages of 18 and 35.

"Sang-Moon Bae is seeking legal counsel to work through the military issues in Korea,” said the statement. “He has a valid Green Card, and Sang-Moon intends to stay in the United States as long as it is lawful to do so and play on the PGA Tour this year, beginning with next week's Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Kapalua.
Sang-Moon Bae is a likely candidate to represent his country when golf returns to the Olympics in 2016.

“As this is an ongoing legal matter, he will make no additional statements until the issue is resolved."

Bae, who won the Frys.com Open in October, is currently ranked 84th in the world.

The Korean government has been known to waive the military service requirement for athletes winning gold at the Asian Games or any Olympic medal. As the highest ranked golfer in Korea, Bae is a likely candidate to represent his country when golf returns to the Olympics in 2016 at Rio de Janeiro.

Sang-Moon Bae's military service battle - your thoughts?


What do you make of Sang-Moon Bae's ongoing fight against completing military service in his home country of South Korea? Is he right to resist it or should he do it? Leave your thoughts in our 'Comments' section below.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
WHY THIS SHOULD BE YOUR NEXT SPLIT SET - Callaway Apex irons review
Callaway
play button
IS THIS THE MOST FORGIVING DRIVER EVER??? - PING G425 review
Ping
play button
CAN AN UNPAINTED BALL HELP YOU PLAY BETTER??? - Wilson Staff Model golf balls review
Wilson
play button
THE MOST UNDERRATED DRIVER MONEY CAN BUY - BUT WHAT IS IT?
Srixon
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Justin Thomas dropped by sponsor over "homophobic" remark
Report: Two-time major champion Angel Cabrera arrested
Rescheduled Scottish Golf Tourism Week 2020 now cancelled
Bubba Watson: Twitter reacts to latest addition to major champ's bag
Kevin Kisner has brilliant response when asked if he can win anywhere

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
How a stronger grip can lead to extra distance
Watch
play button
Improve your rhythm and you will improve your golf
Watch
play button
How to make a consistent backswing
Watch
play button
Swing your arms more freely
Callaway
See all videos right arrow