It was right after the 2019 Chevron Championship that Ko Jin-young first reached the world number one. Ko Jin-young, who won her first major crown by beating Lee Mi-hyang, who was then runner-up by three strokes, was also on the verge of rising to the top spot in the world rankings for the first time in her life. Ko Jin-young, who also won two majors by winning the Evian Championship that year, could not establish a relationship with the major crown any longer until she won her 14th.
Ko Jin-young, 메이저놀이터who had to spend a brief slump due to a wrist injury in the second half of last year, is clearly showing a comeback this year. He is on the rise with three top-ten finishes in four events, including a win at the HSBC Women’s World Championship.
Attention is drawn to whether Ko Jin-young will be able to collect major crowns that have been cut off for 4 years on a special ‘stage of fate’.
On the 21st (Korean time), on the first day of the tournament held at The Club at Carleton Woods Jack Nicklaus Signature Course (par 72) in The Woodlands, Texas, USA, Jinyoung Ko, winner of last year, Jennifer Cupcho (USA), and long hitter Patty Tawatanagit of Thailand play in pairs with
Currently, Ko Jin-young is aiming to regain the No. 1 spot in the world rankings from No. 3. The world number one is Lydia Ko (New Zealand) and Nellie Corda (USA) is running second.
On the first day of the tournament, Jeon In-ji faces the first mountain that Ko Jin-young must overcome, the “second-in-command” Nellie Koda. Jeon In-ji, who revived last year by winning the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, will achieve a career grand slam if she wins this tournament. Jeon In-gee has won 4 career wins on the LPGA Tour, 3 of which are major championships. He has topped the 2015 US Women’s Open and the 2016 Evian Championship. Min-ji Jeon, who is ranked 4th in the world, and Koda will play the round together on the first day.
A total of 16 Korean players will participate in this tournament, including Ko Jin-young and Jeon In-ji. Hyo-joo Kim, who has the best shot sense, Hae-ran Yoo, A-lim Kim, Jung-eun Lee 6, Se-young Kim, Seong-hyeon Park, Eun-hee Ji, Hye-jin Choi, Anna-rin Choi, Woon-jung Choi, Hee-young Yang, Ji-eun Shin, and Lee Mi-hyang will challenge for the championship.
World No. 1 Lydia Ko will face Lexi Thompson (USA) and Charlie Hull (England) on the first day.