The reason why there is no Korean player in the opening game of the LPGA

January 20, 2023 0 Comments

There was not a single Korean player’s name on the leaderboard for the opening game of the LPGA tour.

On the 20th (Korean time), the first round of the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions (total prize money 1.5 million dollars, winner prize money 225,000 dollars) was held at the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club (par 72) in Orlando, Florida, USA.

It is not common for all Korean players to be absent from the LPGA Tour.

This tournament is only open to players who have won the championship in the last two years.

Korean players, who had been sluggish in the recent LPGA tour, had only five candidates to participate in the opening match.

Ko Jin-young (28), Park In-bi (35), Ji Eun-hee (37), Jeon In-ji (29), and Kim Hyo-joo (28), who are ranked 5th in the women’s golf world rankings, are the targets, but none of them applied to participate this time. 토토사이트

Ko Jin-young struggled until the end of the game, but decided not to participate because his injured wrist did not improve. Jinyoung Ko, who dropped from No. 1 to No. 5 in the world rankings last year, aims to restore her honor this year.

Inbi Park, who is due to give birth in April this year, will not be able to participate in golf tournaments for the time being. The LPGA Tour suspends tour cards for two years after giving birth. There is a possibility that Park In-bi will return after giving birth.

Other players, including Kim Hyo-joo, did not participate in terms of conditioning. This is because January is usually a period for players to supplement their shots and do physical training such as weights.

In the case of Kim Hyo-joo, every year in Chiang Rai, Thailand, she undergoes intensive training such as swing practice and posture correction. She is sweating in Thailand again this year.

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