Jinyoung Ko (27, Solaire), who is ranked second in the world, set a new record last year. The US Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) tour was reduced to 18 tournaments due to the spread of the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19). It was thanks to their winning the CME Group Tour Championship, the final game of the season, with a huge prize pool. Jin-Young Ko, tied for second place at the U.S. Women’s Open, won the prize money for the second year in a row by adding $48,286 in prize money to the final prize of $1.1 million.
Jinyoung Ko, who is competing for major individual titles with world No. 1 Nelly Corda (23, USA), will play the final game of the season opening at the Tiburon Golf Club (par 72, 6556 yards) in Naples, Florida, USA on the 18th (local time). Participate in the Tour Championship (total prize money of $5 million) and challenge to sweep away major individual titles, such as winning the prize money three times in a row.
On the 15th, Corda took a step forward in the individual title competition by accumulating four victories at the Pelican Championship, but the gap with Jinyoung Ko is not large, so the two players are expected to have mixed results in the final match of the season. The prize money is Corda 1st (2,237,157 dollars) and Ko Jinyoung 2nd (2002,161 dollars). The total prize money of this tournament is the third largest after the major events of the AIG Women’s Open ($5.8 million) and the US Women’s Open ($5.5 million). many. Therefore, if Jin-young Ko wins, he will accumulate 5 wins and take the first place with 3 consecutive losses and multiple wins.
This year’s Player of the Year points is also 10 points difference between Corda 1st (191 points) and 2nd place (181 points), but Jinyoung Ko gives 30 points to the winner and 12 points to the runner-up. In the CME Globe Race, Jin-young Ko is in first place (3520.150 points) and Corda (3420.6 points) is running in second place. The difference in world ranking points increased slightly from 0.004 points last week to 0.95 points this week, but the difference is still not large. So, the winner of the final match will take everything.
Corda, who had been sluggish for a while while Jin-young Ko continued to rise, won the championship for the first time in five months and returned to normal. Jinyoung Ko missed out on winning the Pelican Championship, but maintained his at-bats in his 60s for four days and reduced four strokes in the final 4 rounds to tie for sixth place. As he maintains a sharp sense of shot enough to win the top 10 and three championships in six consecutive competitions, he can turn around in the individual title competition.
Currently, Corda (68.845 strokes), Ko Jin-young (69.032 strokes), and Yuka Saso (Filipino 69.103 strokes) are in the 1st to 3rd place in average, but Lydia Ko, a New Zealand Korean who is in fourth place because they cannot complete the 70 rounds stipulated number of rounds (24, 69.391 strokes) ) is expected to embrace the ‘bare trophy’ given to the first place in average at-bats.
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