Luke Kwon undergoes brain surgery after accident leaves him with head trauma

Eve Edwards September 28, 2022
Luke Kwon undergoes brain surgery after accident leaves him with head trauma
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Concern for professional golfer Luke Kwon’s well-being has arisen after it was reported he suffered “significant trauma to his head” in an accident.

Kwon, 30, was involved in an accident on Friday, September 23 which resulted in the golfer requiring surgery. Good Good Golf confirmed that Kwon had been involved in an accident, although they provided no further explanation on what happened.

Luke Kwon has “successful surgery” after accident

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On Tuesday, September 27, Good Good Golf announced in an Instagram post that Luke Kwon had suffered a significant accident.

“Luke Kwon was involved in an accident on Friday, September 23 that resulted in significant trauma to his head. Fortunately, he received a successful brain surgery at University of Oklahoma Medical Center and has made tremendous progress over the last couple [of] days,” the post announced.

The golfing community of fans and players took to the comments to offer their well-wishes to Luke Kwon. Former pro golfer turned YouTuber Rick Shiels wished Kwon a “speedy recovery” and current pro Andrew Kozan said he was “praying for you brother.”

Good Good Golf share ominous message about what happened

Prior to announcing Luke Kwon had suffered serious injuries from an accident, Good Good Golf hinted that one of its affiliates was in trouble.

“Due to a serious injury within the group that occurred late last week, we will be delaying uploads for a few more days. We will also be pushing back our apparel drop until October 4th,” Good Good Golf announced in a statement. “We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, but please be respectful of the situation. We will update you in the days ahead.”

They followed this statement with the announcement that Luke Kwon had been in an accident just six hours later. No more details have been provided at this time.

A GoFundMe will be created to help Luke recover post-accident

Good Good Golf also announced that a GoFundMe page will be created to help Luke Kwon and his family deal with the medical costs incurred. They announced that it will be created in the “coming weeks” in their Instagram post.

As of yet, the fundraising page has not been created. It is likely that Good Good Golf will share the official page once it has been made, so avoid counterfeit pages until we have news from Kwon’s family.

We have reached out to Good Good Golf for comment on Luke Kwon’s accident.

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About Luke Kwon’s journey to professional golf

Luke Kwon, 30, was born in Seoul, South Korea back on August 11, 1992. At a young age, he moved to the United States with his family. This remains where Kwon is based, although he represents South Korea on the international golfing stage.

After graduating from the University of Oklahoma in 2016, with a degree in Human Relations, Luke Kwon got his start in professional golf. Kwon had played college golf while at Oklahoma. He was teammates with PGA TOUR Series-China players Charlie Saxon and Max McGreevy. The year Luke Kwon graduated was the year he turned pro.

Kwon currently resides in Carrollton, Texas.

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Eve Edwards is a staff writer for The Focus who has been with GRV Media since April 2019. Having gained a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Bristol, Eve joined GRV starting out as a writer for Reality Titbit before making her way over to HITC. With a passion for music, TV, and cultural news, Eve eventually found a home at The Focus. Eve spent 2021-2022 freelancing for GRV Media while she completed a Masters in Music Performance, and brings her wide array of interests to the company in her written work. In Eve's spare time you'll find her working her way through the day's Wordle, Heardle, and Quordle, or struggling to complete The Guardian's cryptic crossword.