The Chevron Championship (total prize money of $5.1 million), the first major event of the LPGA tour season, will be held for four days from the 20th (Korean time) at The Club Carlton Woods in Woodlands, Texas, USA. (par 72, 6,824 yards).
The major women’s golf tournament consists of a total of five, starting with this tournament and continuing with the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in June, the US Women’s Open and Evian Championship in July, and the AIG Women’s Open in August.
The Chevron Championship is a competition held under the name of ANA Inspiration until 2021, and the name of the competition was changed last year when the title sponsor changed, and this year, both the time and location of the event were changed.
This competition was held at Mission Hills Country Club in California, USA every year in the first week of April until last year.
At the end of the tournament, the winner jumped into a pond on the course with his caddy.
However, starting this year, the venue was changed to Texas, USA, and the holding date was also delayed to late April.
Yoo So-yeon, who won this competition in 2017 and became the ‘Lady of the Lake’, said, “I feel regretful that the venue of the event, which was held on a course with a history, has changed.” I wish I could go,” he said.
In the first major tournament of the season, almost all of the top players will appear, including all players within the top 20 in the world rankings.
The competition between Lydia Ko (New Zealand), Nellie Corda (USA), and Ko Jin-young, who are ranked 1st to 3rd in the world, is one of the points to watch in this tournament as well.
Lydia Ko, who is about to have her first major tournament after getting married in December of last year, is challenging to regain supremacy in this tournament for the first time in seven years since 2016. Koda aims for her second major win following the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in June 2021.
Ko Jin-young, who struggled with a wrist injury in the second half of last year and succeeded in rebounding by winning the LPGA Tour HSBC World Championship in March, is poised to win her 15th tour with a major victory that has been suspended since this tournament and the Evian Championship in 2019.
Jeon In-ji, who has won 3 out of 4 LPGA Tour wins in the majors, will achieve the “Career Grand Slam” if she wins this tournament.
Inji Jeon said she won the US Open in 2015, the Evian Championship in 2016, and the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship last year, and if she adds this or the AIG Women’s Open title, she becomes a career grand slammer.
At the AIG Women’s Open, her last major tournament last year, after an extended playoff, Jeon In-ji, who missed the opportunity to reach the career grand slam and runner-up after an extended match, is interested in whether she will become a “major queen” again in this year’s first major tournament.
The Career Grand Slam is the only Korean player Inbi Park to achieve.
If Kim Hyo-joo wins, she will be able to achieve her second major victory in 9 years since the 2014 Evian Championship.안전놀이터
In addition to these three Korean players, So-Yeon Yoo, A-Rim Kim, Jung-Eun Lee, Se-Young Kim, Seong-Hyeon Park, Eun-Hee Ji, Hye-Jin Choi, Anna-Lin, Un-Jeong Choi, Hee-Young Yang, Ji-Eun Shin, Hae-Ran Yoo, and Mi-Hyang Lee will participate.
Three Korean players won this competition in 4 years: So-yeon Ryu in 2017, Jin-young Ko in 2019, and Lee Mi-rim in 2020, Patty Tawatanagit (Thailand) in 2021, and Jennifer Cupcho (USA) last year.