This week's tournament will be followed by the SK Telecom Open also in the Seoul region before a two week break until the Thailand Open and a further six weeks until the Indonesia PGA.
Koreans dominated the event last year with Park Jun-won winning by three and only three non-Koreans inside the top 15.
More than 20 Australasians get their chance to tee it up in the US1 Million event, the highest ranked of them being New Zealander Ryan Fox.
Kurt Barnes was the last non-Korean to win this event when he took the title in 2011.
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