Can we recover our lost pride? ‘Taegeukwangja’ seized the opportunity to restore the status of the world’s strongest women’s golf.
On the 25th (Korean time) of the US Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) tour, the 2023 Hanwha Lifeplus International Crown, a national competition, will be held at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, USA for four days from May 5th. In celebration of the 100th day of the opening D-day, we will start selling tickets and recruiting volunteers.”
The Hanwha Life Plus International Crown is played in a team match play format with top 8 players from around the world. It was included in the LPGA Tour schedule for the first time in 2018, and Korea, which had a team of Park Seong-hyun, Kim In-kyung, Jeon In-ji, and Ryu So-yeon, became the first champion.
The competition, which is held every two years, resumes after five years as it was not held due to the Corona 19 pandemic (global pandemic). The LPGA Tour emphasized, “The Hanwha Life Plus International Crown is a tournament designed to highlight the characteristics of golf as a global game and honor the world’s best female golfers who represent a country rather than a specific continent or region.”
This year’s tournament will feature 32 players from eight countries, including the defending champion Korea, the United States, Japan, Sweden, England, Thailand, Australia and China. The national seed will be determined based on the women’s golf world rankings as of April 3rd.
As of this day (25th), the players who will represent Korea are Jinyoung Ko (28, Solaire), 5th in the world rankings, Inji Jeon (29, KB Financial Group), 9th, Hyoju Kim (28, Lotte), 16th, Minji Park (25, NH). investment securities) is likely. Ko Jin-young and Kim Hyo-joo are destined to regain the supremacy lost to the United States at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. South Korea solidified its status as the world’s most powerful country by winning the 2018 Olympics following Inbee Park winning the gold medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics in Brazil.
However, they were unable to successfully defend their title at the Tokyo Olympics, and the world rankings held by Park In-bi, Park Seong-hyun, and Ko Jin-young were given over to American empress Nellie Korda (25, Nike) and Korean New Zealander Lydia Ko (26, Hana Financial Group). 메이저놀이터
A fierce competition is expected as many of the world’s top-class athletes are scheduled to participate, including Olympic gold medalist Corda, world No.
The Hanwha Life Plus International Crown will be played in a four-ball format over the first three days by dividing eight countries into Groups A and B. The top two countries in each group advance to the semifinals, with two singles matches and a foursomes match on the morning of the final day. The winning team in the semi-finals will play the finals the same afternoon. At this time, the 3rd and 4th places are also digested.
An official from Hanwha Life Insurance, who is preparing to host the tournament for the first time in five years, said, “The LPGA Tour’s unique national competition confirmed eight participating countries in November last year, and expectations of not only players but also golf fans in each country would have grown.” Life Plus will take advantage of the characteristics of this event and provide new emotions and pleasures that can only be experienced and felt at this event.”