Korea Open Badminton Tournament Begins In South Korea With $1M In Prize Money
South Korea will host "the world's richest badminton competition of the season this week, with the sport's brightest stars vying for big prize money," according to Yoo Jee-ho of YONHAP. The 22nd Korea Open tournament kicks off Tuesday with the preliminary rounds in men's and women's singles and doubles, as well as mixed doubles. The finals for all disciplines are scheduled for Sunday. The "total purse for the tournament is $1M," the largest of any badminton event this year. The Korea Open is one of five Premier Super Series events run by the Badminton World Federation (YONHAP, 1/7).