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5 times the prize money… Lydia Ko, Jeon In-ji and others make their first sortie in Saudi Arabia

The Ladies European Tour (LET) has brought in a large number of world top players and Korean women’s golf players with huge oil money. 

LET will hold the Aramco Saudi Ladies International (total prize money of $5 million) at the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club (par 72, 6,295 yards) in King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia for four days starting on the 16th (Korean time).

The prize money has increased 5 times compared to last year. Sponsored by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund (PIF), this year’s total prize money is 5 million dollars (approximately 6.4 billion won), five times more than last year’s 1 million dollars. Considering that the total prize money of general tournaments of the American Women’s Professional Golf Association (LPGA) is usually between 1.5 million and 2 million dollars, this is a huge amount. $750,000 goes to the winner.  스포츠토토

With huge prize money, many of the world’s top players were also included in the entry. World No. 1 Lydia Ko (New Zealand), Lexi Thompson (7th, USA), Hataoka Nasa (10th, Japan), Lin Xiyu (14th, China), and Daniel Kang (17th, USA) participated in the tournament. do. 

A large number of Korean women’s golf players also participate. LPGA Tour players such as Jeon In-ji (8th) Kim Hyo-joo (9th) Kim A-lim (48th), as well as Lee Jung-eun 6 (38th) Lee So-mi (43rd) Lim Hee-jeong (57th), etc. Members of the team were also included in the list of participants. A total of 17 Korean players will participate in this event. 

Of the 120 entries, 60 are from the LET. 50 players are among the top 300 players in the women’s golf world rankings, and the remaining 10 are invited players.

Meanwhile, this LET tournament will be held during breaks between the LPGA and KLPGA tours. The LPGA tour will have a month-long break until the 23rd, and the KLPGA tour will open in April. Players are expected to use it as a good opportunity to check their condition during the break and before the season and gauge their skills. 

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