2017 is turning out to be a year to remember for the Korean ladies on the LPGA Tour. The Ricoh Women’s British Open Championship offers up another opportunity to stamp down the dominance shown in the opening half of the season.
Mi Hyang Lee’s impressive Scottish Open win, followed on from I.K. Kim’s comfortable victory the week before, which came just after Sung Hyun Park won the Ladies U.S. Open. But it’s not just the incredible eleven truimphs that have been so impressive, almost every tournament has seen more than a few Korean flags in contention on the final day.
Prior to the Scottish Open, it was thought that the Koreans may struggle in the difficult weather conditions on a links course. Well, that was not the case… Lee won, MJ Hur T-2nd, Sei Young Kim and Sun Young Yoon T-6th, while I.K. Kim backed up her victory the week prior with a T-9th finish.
World number one So Yeon Ryu and Inbee Park had a relatively disappointing week in Scotland, but now they know what faces them again this week. 2015 winner Park will be hoping for more of the same again.
U.S. Open champion Sung Hyun Park and In Gee Chun sat out the Scottish Open, so will be full recharged and raring to go, as they bid to get their hands on this lucrative Major title, both now employing the others former caddy.
It would easy to ramble on and on about this impressive bunch of talented female Korean golfers, but I won’t. If you’re reading this, you are well aware of this fact. If you are not, well just watch this week…
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