In one month, she’s dropped three spots in the world rankings, from No. 1 to No. 4. After a quick two-win season, 28-year-old Jin Young Ko (Solaire) will look to rebound at the U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour’s Canadian event, a tournament she has fond memories of.
The 28-year-old will compete in the LPGA Tour’s CPKC Women’s Open ($2.5 million purse) at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club (par 72-6685) in Vancouver, Canada, beginning Sept. 25. The tournament, formerly known as the Canadian Open, changed its name this year.
The tournament, which began in 2001, has been won by a South Korean four times: Im Na Lee in 2005, So Yeon Yoo (33, Mediheel) in 2014, Park Sung-hyun (30, Solaire) in 2017 and Ko Jin-young in 2019.
Ko won by a comfortable margin, shooting 26-under-par over the four days to finish five strokes clear of second place. It was the lowest score in the history of the event and the largest margin of victory over second place.
He missed the cut at last year’s event, his first in three years after missing two years of competition due to the coronavirus. A wrist injury made it difficult for her to play at her best.
As the “defending champion,” Ko’s pride was somewhat bruised, and she hopes to redeem herself this year.
He will also be motivated by the fact that he has been performing somewhat poorly lately.
After a wrist injury sidelined him for the second half of last year, the South Korean returned to form by winning the HSBC World Championship in March and the Founders Cup in May. During this time, she also reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the world rankings, setting a new record for most career No. 1s.
However, after winning two titles in quick succession, he slowed down a bit.
She hasn’t had a top-10 finish in her last six tournaments since June and even missed the cut at the US Women’s Open as the world number one. In the meantime, her world ranking has dropped from No. 1 to No. 4.토토사이트
Recently, she’s also had a grueling schedule of long-haul flights. After playing the Evian Championship in France at the end of July, she traveled straight to Jeju Island to compete in the Korean Ladies Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour. After withdrawing from the tournament due to gallbladder symptoms, she traveled to England to compete in the AIG Women’s Open.
However, after the AIG Women’s Open, she took a honey break last week to regain her fitness.
Meanwhile, this will be the first tournament since Lilia Boo (USA) became the world number one. There are a number of other top-ranked players in the field, including second-ranked Nelly Coda (USA), third-ranked Celine Boutier (FRA), and fourth-ranked Jin Young Ko (KOR), who will be looking to bounce back.