Park Min-ji, a ‘domestic wave’, in the LPGA team event? Maintaining world rankings is key

January 12, 2023 0 Comments

Fans are interested in whether “domestic group” Park Min-ji (25) will be able to participate in the “Hanwha Life Insurance International Crown,” a national team event on the LPGA tour to be held in San Francisco in May. are leaning

The Hanwha Life International Crown determines the rankings based on team performance, with four players from eight countries competing, and Korea has already confirmed its participation along with the United States, Japan, Sweden, Thailand, England, Australia, and China.

The four players from each country will be determined in the order of world rankings as of April 4. It is one month before the tournament, which opens on May 5th.

If players are selected immediately based on the world rankings as of the 12th, Park Min-ji can participate in the Hanwha Life Insurance International Crown along with Ko Jin-young (28), Jeon In-ji (29), and Kim Hyo-joo (28).

This is because she is ranked 14th, the fourth highest world ranking for a Korean player, after Koh Jin-young in 5th, Jeon In-ji in 8th, and Kim Hyo-joo in 9th.

So far, there has never been a domestic player on the Korean team that competed for the championship, winning the 2018 LPGA Tour International Crown, runner-up in 2016, and tied for 3rd in 2014.

This is because domestic players who mainly play on the Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour had a harder time accumulating world ranking points than LPGA tour players, making it almost impossible to be included in the top four players in the world rankings. 바카라사이트

However, Park Min-ji overcame this disadvantageous position and made her name in the ‘Big 4’ of Korean women’s golf, even creating the possibility of her participation in the Hanwha Life Insurance International Crown.

It is thanks to Park Min-ji’s outstanding performance, sweeping 6 wins, including 2 wins in major tournaments on the KLPGA Tour last year, but he also saw the effect of increasing the number of ranking points given to KLPGA Tour events.

In addition, the fact that the performance of Korean players on the LPGA Tour last year did not meet expectations also played a role.

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