“I was born in the Year of the Black Rabbit and welcomed the Year of the Cat, so I should aim for my first championship.” 스포츠토토
Choi Hye-jin (24, Lotte), who was a “trend” on the Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour, set a New Year’s goal of winning the first American Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) tour in her life. After entering the LPGA Tour as a ‘rookie’ last year and succeeding in a soft landing, she said, “I focused on adapting to the new environment. She also learned how to play golf while having fun.”
She won 10 wins on the KLPGA Tour and applied for the Qualifying School to qualify for the LPGA Tour with a tie for 8th place. She entered the top 10 10 times in 27 competitions last year, finished 6th in the money list and 5th in the Race to CME Globe rankings, making her debut season the best performance among Korean players. He said, “It was a good experience to adapt to various courses and environments, learn various techniques that were not tried on the KLGPA tour, and apply them to practice.”
Choi Hye-jin, who had a busy winter to continue her neglected studies during her season, left for Thailand via Incheon International Airport on the 24th. It is to announce her ‘return of the trend’ by recovering her sense of real combat through her intense training for about a month. In her field training for about a month, she plans to focus on refining her shots to suit the nature of her turf. The LPGA Tour holds tournaments not only throughout the United States, but also in Asian countries such as Thailand, Singapore and Korea, and Europe such as Scotland and France. You have to overcome different types of turf as well as climate and course characteristics.
The results of training will likely be confirmed at the Honda Classic, which starts on the 23rd of next month. After four days of the Honda Classic at Siam Country Club in Thailand, they will move to Singapore for the HSBC Women’s World Championship. Choi Hye-jin’s season opener is expected to be one of these two competitions, and she is likely to check her performance at her Honda Classic as she completed battery training in Thailand.
As it is her second year, her resolution is also different. Choi Hye-jin said, “This year is the year of the black rabbit, and playing in the same year as the zodiac is not a common opportunity.” He said, “I have to enjoy touring more to maintain my style. I will work hard with the goal of winning the tour for the first time.”
The LPGA Tour, which kicked off the season with the victory of Canadian Empress Brooke Henderson (Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions), will begin a full-fledged race starting with Thailand after a four-week break. The total prize money of 101.4 million dollars (approximately 126 billion won) will be held in 33 competitions, and it will be held as a ‘previous level’.
It is the 2023 season that is expected to be an air raid by the Taegeuk women who faltered last year, led by Choi Hye-jin.