Saudi Arabia’s ‘oil money’ seduces women’s golf this time around.
The prelude is the Ladies European Tour (LET) Aramco Saudi Ladies International (total prize money of 5 million dollars) held at the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club (par 72, 6295 yards) in King Abdullah Economic City in Saudi Arabia for four days from the 16th (Korean time). r) is
The sponsorship of this event is the Saudi Arabian Sovereign Fund (PIF), as is the LIV series of men’s golf. The organizers increased the total prize money of the tournament five times from last year’s $1 million to $5 million. The winning prize is also $750,000.
The organizers, who greatly increased the prize money, sent love calls to top players on the LPGA and KLPGA tours. And most players responded to the invitation. Of the 120 participating players, 50 are among the top 300 players in the women’s golf world rankings. 안전놀이터
The Korean players participating in this tournament are from the LPGA Tour: Jeon In-ji (29, KB Financial Group, 8th in the world), Kim Hyo-joo (28, Lotte, 9th), Kim A-rim (28, Hanwha Q Cells, 48th), Yoo Hae-ran (22, Daol Financial Group 52nd), Ji Eun-hee (37, 54th), and Shin Ji-eun (31, Hanwha Q Cells, 98th).
Members of the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour are Lee So-mi (24, Daebang Construction, 43rd), Lim Hee-jung (23, Doosan Construction, 57th), Hong Jeong-min (21, 76th), Jung Yoon-ji (23, NH Investment & Securities, 77th) Above), Lim Jin-hee (25, Angang Construction, 93rd), Song Ga-eun (23, MG Saemaul Geumgo, 107th), Jo Ah-yeon (23, Korea Land Trust, 111th), Seong Yu-jin (23, Hanwha Q Cells, 119th), Ha Min Song (27th, Lotte, 134th place) and Hwang Jung-mi (24th, Pepper Savings Bank, 138th place) were on the list of participants.
Here, New Zealand compatriot Lydia Ko (26, Hana Financial Group), who is the winner of the 2020 competition and is ranked No. 1 in the world, joins the team. This is the debut match of this season for Lydia Ko, who got married last December.
World No. 7 Lexi Thompson (USA), No. 10 Hataoka Nasa (Japan), No. 14 Lin Xiyu (China), No. 17 Daniel Kang (USA), and No. 19 Hannah Green (Australia) will also participate.