12 Korean players, including Ko Jin-young, announce the start of the season, starting with Honda Thailand on the LPGA Tour. Korean players will break their winless streak in 17 competitions since the middle of last year and challenge for the first win of the season.
Honda Thailand (total prize money of 1.7 million dollars) will be held at Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course (par 72) in Chonburi, Thailand for four days from the 23rd. It is the second tournament this season following the season opener Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions, which ended on the 23rd of last month.
Korean players include Ko Jin-young, Jeon In-ji, Kim Hyo-joo, Yang Hee-young, Kim Se-young, Choi Hye-jin, and Lee Jeong-eun. Korean players have not won in 17 tournaments on the LPGA Tour since Jeon In-ji won the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in June of last year, so they are eagerly awaiting this event.
Ko Jin-young will go out three months after participating in the CME Group Tour Championship, the final match of the season in November last year. Due to a chronic wrist injury, he only won one win last year. She also lost her world number one spot, which she held for nine months, dropping to number five. In this tournament, she is about to start her quest to regain the No. 1 ranking. 메이저사이트
Jeon In-ji, the last Korean player to win the championship, and Kim Hyo-joo, who recorded one win last season, are also aiming for the trophy. Yang Hee-young, who showed a particularly strong performance at Honda Thailand, is also worth looking forward to winning. Yang Hee-young won three of her four LPGA career wins at this event.
The strongest candidate to win this tournament is world number one Lydia Ko (New Zealand). Lydia Ko, who won three LPGA tour victories last year, is continuing her upward trend by reaching the top at the Saudi Ladies International, which ended on the 19th.
Brooke Henderson (Canada), who won the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions, the season opener held last month, and Nellie Korda (USA) and Lee Min-ji (Australia), who are ranked second and third in the world, are also candidates for the championship.