Ko Jin-young ‘cancellation of the opening match’… All Korean players were absent
Korean players such as world number 5 Jinyoung Ko (pictured) will not participate in the opening match of the 2023 season of the LPGA Tour.
Not a single Korean player was included in the list of players announced by the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions (TOC, total prize money of $1.5 million) organizing committee on the 13th (local time). TOC will take place for four days from the 19th at Lake Nona Golf Course (par 72, 6617 yards) in Orlando, Florida, USA. 메이저사이트
It is the ‘King of Kings’, where only the winners of the tour competitions in the last two years can participate. There were only five Korean players who could participate in this year’s tournament: Ji Eun-hee, Park In-bi, Jeon In-ji, Ko Jin-young, and Kim Hyo-joo. Four people, including Park In-bi, did not apply at all, and Ko Jin-young canceled before the entry deadline. Ko Jin-young accepted the medical team’s recommendation that it would be better to rest a little more to treat her wrist injury.
Not only Korean players, but top players also turned away from the opening game. World No. 1 Lydia Ko (New Zealand), last year’s rookie of the year Ataya Titikun (Thailand), and US Open champion Lee Min-ji (Australia) will also not pitch. The defending champion of TOC is Daniel Kang (USA). Nellie Korda (USA), Brooke Henderson (Canada), Eriya Jutanugarn (Thailand), and Hataoka Nasa (Japan) compete for the championship.