Saudi ‘Oil Money’ Love Calls to Women’s Golf

Saudi Arabia’s ‘oil money’ is tempting 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, Saudi Arabia for four days starting on the 16th (Korean time). am.

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. 카지노사이트

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.

In the case of Korean players who participated in this tournament, Jeon In-ji (29, KB Financial Group, 8th in the world), Kim Hyo-joo (28, Lotte, 9th), Kim A-lim (28, Hanwha Q Cells, 48th), Hae-hee are members of the LPGA Tour. They are Ran (22, Daol Financial Group 52nd), Ji Eun-hee (37, 54th), and Shin Ji-eun (31, Hanwha Q Cells, 98th).

Members of the KLPGA Tour are Lee So-mi (24, Daebang Engineering & Construction, 43rd), Lim Hee-jung (23, Doosan Engineering & Construction, 57th), Hong Jung-min (21, 76th), Jung Yoon-ji (23, NH Investment & Securities, 77th), Lim Jin-hee (25 Ankang Construction, 93rd), Song Ga-eun (23, MG Saemaul Geumgo, 107th), Jo Ah-yeon (23, Korea Real Estate Trust, 111th), Seong Yujin (23, Hanwha Q Cells, 119th), Ha Min-song (27, Lotte 134th place) and Hwang Jeong-mi (24, Pepper Savings Bank, 138th place) were on the list of participants.

In addition, New Zealand compatriot Lydia Ko (26, Hana Financial Group), who won 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) are also participating and aiming for the championship.

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