A total of 22 Korean players, including Ko Jin-young, Yoo Hae-ran, and Jeon In-ji, will participate in the LPGA Tour Dio Implant LA Open, which will be held at the Palos Verdes Golf Club (par 71) in California, USA for four days from the 31st (Korean time).
The Palos Verdes Golf Club, where the tournament is held, is located in Los Angeles County, where the largest number of Koreans reside in the United States. Right in front of the Palos Buddies Club, Torrance is one of the most densely populated areas of Koreans. The sponsor of the event is D.O., a Korean implant company. For Korean players, we can expect as much support as the competitions held in Korea. 메이저놀이터
Among Korean players, Ko Jin-young stands out. Ko Jin-young, who recovered from last year’s slump due to injury and won the HSBC Women’s Championship, is a strong candidate to win this tournament.
Ko Jin-young has regained the performance of his heyday to the extent of reaching the top 10 (joint 6th-winner-joint 5th) in all three LPGA tour events he participated in this year. In particular, Ko Jin-young has a personality that gives off more energy the more galleries there are and the hotter the support, so I look forward to this tournament more.
‘Rookie’ Hae-ran Yoo, who predicted a soft landing on the tour by coming in a tie for 7th in the Drive-On Championship, which was his debut match on the tour, aims for his first win.
He gained confidence playing in the final round champion group on his debut. Yu Hae-ran, who won two victories in the windy Jeju Island during the KLPGA Tour, is expected to show her strength in this tournament held on the beach course.
In addition to the two players, Anna Lin, who achieved the best result (4th place) among Korean players in the Drive-On Championship, Jeon In-ji, who is challenging the ‘Career Grand Slam’ this year, and Kim Hyo-joo, who is on the rise recently, are also aiming for the championship.
Top players such as World No. 1 Lydia Ko (New Zealand), Nellie Koda (USA), and Ataya Titikun (Thailand), who skipped the Drive-On Championship and took a break, will participate in this year’s mainland competition for the first time.