Taegeuk Corps thirsty for victory, ‘Jeong Aim’ to restore honor in Thailand

The Korean Legion of the American Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour is going to restore its honor through Honda LPGA Thailand (total prize money of 1.7 million dollars).

On the 23rd (Korean time), the second tournament of the LPGA Tour 2023 season, Honda Thailand, opens at Siam CC Pattaya Old Course (par 72) in Chonburi, Thailand. It is the first tournament to resume in about a month since the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions held last month. 토토사이트

All Korean players were absent from the opening match. Only players who have won the championship in the last two years can participate, so there were not many candidates to participate, and Ji Eun-hee (37), Park In-bi (35), Jeon In-ji (29), and Kim Hyo-joo (28) did not apply for participation. Ko Jin-young (28), who showed a willingness to participate, canceled participation ahead of the application deadline due to injury.

However, 12 Korean players, including Ko Jin-young, Jeon In-ji, Kim Hyo-joo, Lee Jeong-eun 6 (27), and Choi Hye-jin (24), were predicted to participate in this tournament. Korean players are trying to wash away the regrets of last year from the first appearance of the season. Korean women’s golf, which prided itself on being the best in the world, had a rather disappointing year last season. This is because the four players (Ko Jin-young, Kim Hyo-joo, Ji Eun-hee, and Jeon In-ji) only collaborated to win 4 seasons amid the injury and sluggishness of ace Ko Jin-young. This is the minimum number of wins for a Korean player in a season since 3 wins in 2011. Compared to the record of the most 15 wins in a season in 2015, 2017, and 2019, it is more shabby.

Kim Hyo-joo and Jeon In-ji started the new season last week with Ladies European Tour (LET) Aramco Saudi Ladies International, finishing tied for 18th (10 under par) and 32nd (7 under par), respectively. Kim A-rim (28) tied for 35th (6 under par), while Lee Jung-eun 6 and Ji Eun-hee failed to pass the cut.

A strong candidate to win this tournament is Lydia Ko (New Zealand). Last year, Lydia Ko, who won major categories such as LPGA Tour Player of the Year, prize money, and average strokes, and ranked first in the world, even won the LET Aramco tournament. It is a two-game winning streak since the last round of the LPGA Tour last November.

Lilia Bu (USA), who competed fiercely for the championship with Lydia Ko in Saudi Arabia, last year’s Rookie of the Year, Ataya Titikkun (Thailand), world No. 2 Nellie Korda (USA), and No. 3 Lee Min-jee (Australia) also won the championship with Korean players. It looks like there will be competition.

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