Jinyoung Ko, who is active on the LPGA tour, explained the secret of her recent rise, saying, “Compared to the past few years, I am swinging the most confidently.”
In an interview ahead of the LPGA Tour JM Eagle LA Championship (total prize money of 3 million dollars), which opens in Los Angeles, California, USA on the 27th (Korean time), Ko Jin-young said, “This course has been played for a long time.” It’s a bit different, so it takes time to adapt, but it’s not unfamiliar.”
This year’s LA Championship will be held at Wilshire Country Club (par 71, 6,258 yards) in Los Angeles.
Ko Jin-young led until the 3rd round of the 2018 LA Open held on this course, tied for 5th in the same tournament in 2019, and tied for 3rd in 2021.
She held here last year as well, leading up to the second round of the LA Open.
Ko Jin-young, who won the HSBC World Championship held in Singapore in March of this year, will challenge for her second win in the season and 15 wins in her career at the LA Championship this year.
Ko Jin-young said, “Always doing my best in each competition is the most important goal.” “he said.ㅋㅋㅋ벳
“Ahead of this season, I focused on whether I could freely express the level of swing I was aiming for on the course in the first half,” he said. I am swinging the most confidently these days, and I think I know how to do it well.”
He explained about the nature of this course, “The green is small, so it is important to put the ball on the green.”
Choi Hye-jin, who tied for 6th place in this competition last year, showed confidence, saying, “I am glad to be back on the course I played last year and I am used to it.”
Having yet to win on the LPGA Tour, she expressed her determination, saying, “I challenge with the goal of winning every tournament, but I want to do well by achieving specific goals for my shots during play.”
In addition, Yoo Hae-ran, a rookie on the LPGA tour this season, said, “It is a course with experience that I was invited to when I was an amateur.”
Yoo Hae-ran, who passed the cut in all four competitions this season, said, “I was greedy because I did well in the first competition (7th place),” and “I am learning as the week goes by, and this week I am in better condition than last week, so I try to play in front of many fans. I will,” he said.