Kim Hyo-joo’s first title defense challenge… uh? there are no competitors

Kim Hyo-joo, who boasts 100% of the top 10 on the LPGA tour this year, will win her second consecutive victory at the Lotte Championship (total prize money of 2 million dollars). When Hyo-Joo Kim, who plays alongside Brooke Henderson in her first round, lifts the trophy in this event, it will be her first title defense in her life.

The Lotte Championship will be held at Hoakalay Country Club in Oahu, Hawaii for four days from the 13th (Korean time). In this event featuring 16 Korean players, Kim Hyo-joo aims for her second consecutive victory.

Hyo-Joo Kim has won five times on her LPGA Tour, but no event has been successful in defending her title, making her second in a row. Kim Hyo-joo also won 14 times on the Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour, and won more than twice in three tournaments, but did not experience a win for two consecutive years. Because of this, if Kim Hyo-joo lifts the Lotte Championship trophy this time, it will be his first successful title defense in his life.먹튀검증

The atmosphere isn’t bad at all. Kim Hyo-joo tied for 10th at the first LPGA Tour event this year, LPGA Thailand, and tied for 8th at the HSBC Women’s World Championship in March. At the Dio Implant LA Open, where she finished 4th, she finished in a tie for third place. He succeeded in making the top 10 in every game he participated in this year, but Kim Hyo-joo is the only player with a 100% entry rate in the top 10 among players who have played more than two games.

In addition, in preparation for the Chevron Championship, the first major tournament of the season that opens on the 21st, six players within the top 10 in the world rankings, including Lydia Ko, Nellie Corda, Ko Jin-young, Ataya Tittikkun, Min-ji Lee, and Lexi Thompson, will not appear in the tournament.

In the group formation for the first round of the tournament announced on the 12th, Kim Hyo-joo teed off at the 10th hole along with Brooke Henderson and Allison Koputz. Henderson is the only golfer to win the event twice, achieving two consecutive Lotte Championships in 2018 and 2019.

Jeon In-ji plays with Celine Boutier and Paula Leto in the first round. Jeon In-ji, who is aiming for a ‘major career grand slam’ at the Chevron Championship, the first major tournament of the season that opens on the 20th, is aiming for the first top 10 of the season in this tournament, a ‘major skirmish’. Choi Hye-jin also plays in a group with Korean-American Noh No-rim and Germany’s Esther Henselite.

In addition, Yoo Hae-ran, who is making a soft landing at the beginning of her rookie season, will play with Mariya Stackhouse and Eleanor Sudow, and Jang Hyo-jun, who will make her LPGA debut in this tournament, will play against Celine Borge and Tiffany Chan. Seong-Hyun Park will play against Charlotte Thomas and Grace Kim in the first round.

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