Koling, battling illness, still currently listed to play
January 25, 2017 by Steve Hill in Livewire, News with 0 comments
With the Aussie Open set to tee off in just about 12 hours, there’s some uncertainty about the playing status of one of the event’s marquee players.
2016 United States Disc Golf Champion Jeremy Koling is battling an illness and is “99 percent sure he will not be there,” according to tournament organizers. As a result, Finland’s Pasi Koivu is slated to take Koling’s place on the round one feature card, a change that has already been updated on the PDGA’s event website.
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While viewers will undoubtedly be disappointed to miss Koling, the 1008-rated Koivu is obviously no slouch. He has long been an elite member of the European disc golf scene, boasting 24 career wins. His top finish at a PDGA Major was fourth place at the 2013 European Open. Plus, it gives us a chance to share our favorite photo of him (above), taken at last year’s European Masters.
As of press time, Koling is still listed on the PDGA event page with a 10:50 a.m. start. We’ll update his playing status as it becomes available, and we wish him a speedy recovery.