Can the Taegeuk nangja regain their lost pride? An opportunity to restore honor has arrived.
The US Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) tour will be held on the 25th (Korean time), “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 5. Opening D-Day ( D-day) On the 100th, we will start selling tickets and recruiting volunteers.”
The Hanwha Life Plus International Crown is played in a team match play format with top 8 players from around the world. It was included in the LPGA Tour schedule for the first time in 2018, and Korea, which had a team of Park Seong-hyun, Kim In-kyung, Jeon In-ji, and Ryu So-yeon, became the first champion.
The tournament, which is held every two years, is not held due to Corona 19, so it resumes after 5 years.
The LPGA Tour emphasized, “The Hanwha Life Plus International Crown, which is held every two years, highlights the characteristics of golf as a global game and honors the world’s best female golfers who represent a country rather than a specific continent or region.”
This year’s tournament will feature 32 players from eight countries, including the defending champion Korea, the United States, Japan, Sweden, England, Thailand, Australia, and China. The national seed will be determined through the women’s golf world rankings as of April 3.
Since they gave up the world ranking No. 1, which they had firmly maintained, the Taegeuk women, including Ko Jin-young, need to bring back the status of the strongest nation.
Fierce competition is expected as many of the world’s top-class players are scheduled to participate, including world No. 2 Nella Korda (USA), world No. 4 Korean-American Minji Lee, and rising powerhouse Ataya Titikul 스포츠토토.
The Hanwha Life Plus International Crown will be played in a four-ball format over the first three days, with eight countries divided into Groups A and B. 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. At this time, the 3rd and 4th positions are also digested.
An official from Hanwha Life Insurance, who is preparing to host the tournament for the first time in five years, said, “The LPGA Tour’s unique national competition confirmed eight participating countries in November last year, and expectations of not only players but also golf fans in each country would have increased.” Life Plus will take advantage of the characteristics of this event to provide new emotions and pleasures that can only be experienced and felt at this event.”