After falling from the top spot in the women’s golf world rankings, South Korea’s Jin Young Ko is looking to rebound in a KLPGA Tour event.온라인카지노
Ko will compete in the KLPGA Tour’s Jeju Samdasu Masters at Blackstone Jeju (Par 72) in Jeju Special Self-Governing Province over the next three days. The Jeju Samdasoo Masters kicks off the second half of the KLPGA Tour season. This year, the tournament is celebrating its 10th anniversary with an increase in prize money by 100 million won to a total of 1 billion won.
Ko will be competing in the tournament as an invitee. It will be the first time in a year and 10 months that Ko has competed in a KLPGA Tour event. In October 2021, she competed in the BMW Ladies Championship on the LPGA Tour, where the KLPGA was the local partner. She finished on top, becoming the first Korean player to win 200 career LPGA Tour events.
This season, Ko has two wins on the LPGA Tour. However, she has struggled since winning the Cognizant Founders Cup in May, failing to record a top-10 finish in her last five events.
She held the world No. 1 ranking for 163 weeks, making her the longest-serving female golfer in history, but she lost the top spot to Nelly Koda in the latest World Golf Rankings released on Jan. 1 and dropped to No. 2.
It will be interesting to see if she can recreate the good memories of two years ago and rebound with the support of domestic fans in Jeju Island. “It feels different to compete on the KLPGA Tour after a long time, and I’m very excited and happy to meet my fans in person,” said Ko. “I feel relaxed knowing that I can play with the support of my domestic fans and my family.”
Ko, who competed in the Evian Championship, which ended in France on March 31, said, “I’ll have to adjust to the time difference, but it won’t affect my performance,” adding, “My overall shot feeling and condition are good.”
Park Ji-young leads the KLPGA Tour in winnings, money and stroke average this season. /Photo= KLPGA
With two wins in the first half of the season, Park is looking to make it three wins in a row and extend her lead in the individual titles category. “In the first half of the season, I achieved my goal of winning multiple titles for the first time in my life, so now I’m motivated to add more wins as soon as possible,” Park said, adding, “I want to defend the top spots in money, points and stroke average by the end of the season.”
Hwang Yoo-min, Kim Min-byul, and Bang Shin-sil will also be competing for the Rookie of the Year award. After winning the Daewoo Women’s MBN Women’s Open, Hwang Yoo-min sits atop the Rookie of the Year standings with 1445 points.
In second place is Kim Min-byul (1412 points), who has shown consistency with six top-10 finishes, including two runner-up finishes and one third-place finish. Bang Shin-sil, the winner of the E1 Charity Open, is in the Rookie of the Year points chase with the longest drive (267.16 yards).
Defending champion Ji Han-sol will look to defend his title. Ji hopes to use the tournament to reverse the trend of a poor first half.
“Since the end of the first half of the year, I’ve been feeling better,” he said, “and I’ve been putting a lot better, so I’m going to play with confidence.” “As I am challenging to defend my title, I will do my best and show everything I can,” he said.