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Report: Two-time tour winner Sang-Moon Bae loses court battle, to return to South Korea

July 22, 2015

Sang-Moon Bae had dreams of representing the Presidents Cup team, as the 2015 matches will be held in his home country of South Korea. But it appears that Bae will be in the country serving in the military rather than representing it on one of golf's biggest stages.

As part of a requirement for South Korean men between the ages of 18 and 35, a court ruled this week that Bae must serve the required two years in the army. Bae was able to stay in the United States, where he was living in Dallas since last April, while his lawsuit against the Military Manpower Administration (MMA) was being decided.

According to the Reuters report, a court in his home city of Daegu ruled against Bae on Wednesday.

"I am sorry to those who have supported me, including all my fans and South Koreans, for causing anxiety," Bae told Yonhap news agency. "I completely respect the court's decision, and I humbly accept the judgment by the law."