Women’s Golf heading to Saudi Arabia again this year… Defending Lydia Ko ‘doesn’t participate’

Players from the KLPGA tour will soon leave for Saudi Arabia.

Korean players, who are being tempered during the off-season, will board a flight to Saudi Arabia this year, following last year. The move is aimed at participating in the European Women’s Professional Golf Tour (LET) Aramco Saudi Ladies International, which will be held at Riyadh Golf Club in Saudi Arabia from the 15th.

Aramco Saudi Ladies International is a perfect competition for athletes to participate. The total prize money is 5 million U.S. dollars, and it is open to those who are not members of LET. As Aramco became the main sponsor of the competition, non-members can participate if they are ranked within 200th in the world.

Therefore, many Korean golfers threw their hat into the ring last year. Not only LPGA tour players such as Jeon In-ji and Kim Hyo-joo but also Korean golfers including Lim Hee-jung, Song Ga-eun, and Cho A-yeon have joined the ranks. Since there were no flights that could fly directly from the training site, Korean players were not only put to pass but also put on the waiting list.

This year’s fever is the same as in previous years. Starting with Shin Ji-ae, players who have advanced overseas including Yang Hee-young, Lee So-mi, Sung Yu-jin and Hong Jung-min, Kim Min-byul, Kim Jae-hee and Hwang Jung-mi have already made the list.

Yuna, who is eligible to return to the KLPGA tour starting this year after being commuted for her poor ball play and misguided play, will participate in the tournament as an invited player. It will be the second time that she can adjust her sense of play after the Australian Big Open. 라바카지노

Yang Hee-young and Shin Ji-ae, who are ranked 15th and 16th in the world rankings of women’s golf, are also expected to have a strong fight. Notably, Shin, who is aiming for the Paris Olympics, has seen her ranking drop one notch despite being runner-up at the big open in Australia. She has to elevate her ranking again in this year’s event.

Meanwhile, defending champion Lydia Ko (New Zealand) will be absent due to her schedule. She took part in Saudi International last year as her first tournament since her marriage, and rose to the top. However, she failed to keep up with the trend and suffered a slump in the LPGA tour last year.

Ko won the Hilton Grand Vocation Storations of Champions, the opener of this year’s LPGA Tour, and finished second in the Drive-on Championship after extra time. After shouting for the gold medal at the Paris Olympics, Ko will likely compete for the new champion title as she rests in Saudi Arabia.

LET will open its 2024 season starting with the Magical Kenyan Ladies Open in Kenya on the 9th. This is the second edition of the season for Saudi International. The LET competition will be broadcast live on SPOTV Golf & Health and will also be available on OTT service SPOTV NOW.

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