Back numbers were also attached to golf players’ backs.
The US Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) tour said on the 3rd (Korean time), “We put back numbers on the uniforms of players participating in the Hanwha Life Plus International Crown. This is a way to indicate that this tournament is a ‘team game’.”
The Hanwha Life Plus International Crown, which kicks off on May 5 at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, California, is a team competition. Eight countries compete in teams of four based on world rankings. Due to Corona 19, it will be held for the first time in 5 years since 2018. The 2018 champion is Korea.
Since it is a team game, rounds are played with back numbers.
Inji Jeon chose number 8. This is because she was born in August and has won eight major tournaments on the LPGA Tour, the Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour, and the Japan Women’s Professional Golf (JLPGA) Tour. Ko Jin-young, who was born on July 7, also wore number 7 to coincide with her birthday.
Kim Hyo-joo chose number 10. It is the uniform number of my favorite soccer player, Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain). Choi Hye-jin chose the number 23 of Michael Jordan, the ‘basketball emperor’. Hyejin Choi’s birthday is also on August 23rd.ㅋㅋㅋ벳
According to the LPGA Tour, there are many back numbers related to her birthday. Lee Min-ji (Australia) was also born on May 27th, so she wears number 27 in competitions. Moriya Jutanugarn (Thailand) chose the last two digits (35) as his back number, and his younger sister Arya Jutanugarn said, “I don’t want to think about it for too long” and chose the number after her older sister’s uniform.
Meanwhile, Korea faces Australia in the first round of four-ball (both players use their own balls to get good results after the game) with Choi Hye-jin and Jeon In-ji, and Kim Hyo-joo and Ko Jin-young working together.