LPGA AIG Open heats up after four days of competition
Ko Jin-young, Jeon Ji-in, Kim Hyo-joo and others in action
From the 10th to the 14th, Walton Heath Golf Club (Par 71) in Surrey, England, will host the AIG Women’s Open ($7.3 million-approximately 9.6 billion won), the final major of the season on the U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour. It is the last chance for Korean women’s golf to redeem itself after going winless in four majors this year. 카지노사이트 The last time a South Korean player won a major on the LPGA Tour was in June last year when Jeon In-ji topped the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.
Of the 15 South Korean players competing in the AIG Women’s Open, the favorite is world number two Jin Young Ko. After holding the top spot for 163 weeks of her career, Ko dropped to No. 2 earlier this month after losing the top spot to Nelly Korda (USA). As the only South Korean player with two wins this season, a win here would put her back on top.
The variables are nagging injuries and fatigue. Ko competed in the Evian Championship in France at the end of last month. Last week, she competed in the Samdasu Masters on the Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) Tour in Jeju, South Korea, where she withdrew after the second round due to bursitis in her left shoulder and immediately boarded a flight to England. At the official press conference for the AIG Women’s Open, Ko said, “I flew from France to Jeju Island for over 20 hours, so I was a little tired. I’ve already won two tournaments this year and have a lot of tournaments left. 온라인카지노 I don’t want to be stressed out about golf,” she said, adding that she will approach the tournament with a relaxed mindset.
‘Major Queen’ Inji Jeon will be looking to put last year’s disappointment behind her and go for a career Grand Slam. The former U.S. Women’s Open (2015), Evian Championship (2016) and KPMG Women’s PGA Championship (2022) champion lost the title to South African Ashley Buhay in a four-way playoff last year. If she wins either the Chevron Championship or the AIG Women’s Open, she will complete a career grand slam, winning four of the five majors.
The rise of Hyo Joo Kim (No. 7) is also noteworthy, as her runner-up finish at the Scottish Open last week propelled her back into the top 10. The South Korean has yet to win a tournament this year and will be looking to add a major title to her first win of the season.
In addition to World No. 1 Korda, the tournament will feature other top players such as Celine Boutier (France-3), Yin Luning (China-4), and Lydia Ko (New Zealand-5). Boutier, 카지노사이트존 who won the Evian Championships and the Scottish Open back-to-back, will be looking to win for the third week in a row.