‘Major Queen’ Jeon Ji-in will defend her title at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.
The second major of the women’s golf season, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, will be held at Baltusrol GC (Par 72) in Springfield, New Jersey, USA, starting on April 22.
토토사이트 The tournament, one of the five major championships in women’s golf, has been held since 1955 and is now in its 69th year. In the last decade, South Korean players have taken the top spot six times.
Inbee Park, the “Empress of Golf,” has lifted the trophy three years in a row since 2013. Park was followed by Park Sung-hyun in 2018, Kim Se-young in 2020 and Jeon In-ji last year. Korean golf “legend” Park Se-ri has also won the tournament three times in the past, from 1998-2002-2006.
Jeon will attempt to win the title for the second year in a row. At last year’s event, Inji Jeon ended a three-year, eight-month absence from the LPGA Tour with her fourth career victory. Three of her four wins came in majors. She also finished on top of the leaderboard at the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open and the 2016 Evian Championship. If she wins the rest of the AIG Women’s Open this year, she will complete the career Grand Slam.
However, her form this season has not been great. In eight tournaments this year, she hasn’t finished in the top 10. She hasn’t played in a tournament in over a month as she has been dealing with back pain since last month’s national championship, the Hanwha LifePlus International.
She returned to the LPGA Tour last week at the Meyer Classic, but missed the cut. However, she is determined to defend her title with a confidence that has been unusually strong at majors.
Jin-young Ko, who holds the record for the longest reign at No. 1 in history, will also be in the hunt for her third major title. The South Korean took over the top spot in the Women’s Golf World Rankings, which were released on April 20. The South Korean spent a whopping 158 weeks at the top of the rankings, tying her with “legend” Lorea Ochoa.
Ko struggled with a wrist injury in the second half of last year, but this year, after shaking off the injury, her game and confidence have increased. She won back-to-back HSBC World Championships in March and the Founders Cup last month.
If Ko wins this tournament, it will be her third major title after the Chevron Championship and Evian Championship. She could go for a career grand slam at the U.S. Women’s Open in two weeks.
Also in the spotlight will be the performance of Rose Chang, who has been dubbed the “prodigy girl. Jang made her LPGA Tour debut earlier this month at the Mizuho American Open.
Zhang, who holds the record for the longest time atop the amateur world rankings (141 weeks), became the first player in 72 years to win an LPGA Tour event in her professional debut since Beverly Hanson at the 1951 Eastern Open. 안전놀이터순위