– 32 players from 8 countries including the U.S. and Japan – Powerful players such
as Korea’s Jinyoung Ko and Inji Jeon
– Attention to prove ‘strongest’
after sluggishness Washed away the pride of ‘Taegeukjangja’, who showed the worst performance on the stage of the LPGA Tour last year got a chance to recover. The LPGA Tour said, “The ‘2023 Hanwha LifePlus International Crown’, a national competition, will be held at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, USA for four days from May 5th. On the 100th day of the opening D-DAY, we will start selling tickets and recruiting volunteers,” he said on the 25th.
The Hanwha LifePlus International Crown is a national competition in which players from the world’s top 8 countries gather to determine the winner in a team match play format. It was included in the LPGA Tour schedule for the first time in 2018, and Korea won the first tournament with a team of Park Seong-hyun, Kim In-kyung, Jeon In-ji, and Ryu So-yeon. The competition, which is held every two years, could not be held in 2020 and 2022 due to the influence of Corona 19, and will resume in five years.
The LPGA Tour explained, “The Hanwha LifePlus International Crown is a tournament designed to highlight the uniqueness of golf as a global game and to select the world’s best female golfers representing a country rather than a specific continent or region.”
In this year’s tournament, 32 players from eight countries, including the defending champion Korea, the United States, Japan, Sweden, England, Thailand, Australia and China, will participate. Eight countries will be divided into Groups A and B, and the first three days will be played in a four-ball format. The top two countries in each group advance to the semifinals, with two singles matches and a foursomes match on the morning of the final day. The winning team in the semi-finals will play the finals the same afternoon. The national seed will be confirmed as the women’s golf world ranking as of April 3rd. 슬롯사이트
As of this day, the players who will represent Korea are likely to compete in the world rankings: Ko Jin-young (5th), Jeon In-ji (8th), Kim Hyo-joo (9th), and Park Min-ji (16th). Among them, Ko Jin-young and Kim Hyo-joo are destined to regain the supremacy lost to the United States at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Our players have to fight for the championship against the outstanding competitors. A sparkling match is expected with the U.S., led by Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Koda, as well as Australia, led by world No.
After winning the gold medal at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, Korea solidified its status as the world’s most powerful country by winning the event in 2018. However, they were unable to successfully defend their title at the Tokyo Olympics, and they gave up the world number one position held by Park In-bi, Park Seong-hyun, and Ko Jin-young to Nellie Korda (USA) and Lydia Ko (New Zealand). Last year, after Jeon In-ji won the KPMG Women’s Championship in June, she had the worst performance ever, ending with a winless streak in 16 competitions. Because of this, Korean players are firmly committed to restoring their honor in this tournament.