Prime two ranked golf gamers Lydia Ko & Nelly Korda head area for 2023 HSBC Girls’s World Championship

SINGAPORE — World No. 1 and a couple of, Lydia Ko and Nelly Korda will head the line-up together with defending champion Ko Jin Younger on the 2023 HSBC Girls’s World Championship at Sentosa Golf Membership, Singapore from March 2-5.

All three gamers have held the No. 1 rating throughout 2022 and shall be on the lookout for a powerful begin in 2023 to carry or reclaim their place on the high of the Rolex Girls’s World Golf Rankings, with solely 0.49 factors separating the highest two spots.

Ko, following a win on the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship final 12 months, returned to the highest spot on this planet for the primary time because the summer time of 2017. After a season that noticed her win thrice, she additionally gained the LPGA Participant of the 12 months and the Vare Trophy for a low scoring common of a exceptional 68.99.

Trying to higher her highest end of T7th at subsequent 12 months’s HSBC Girls’s World Championship, Ko stated: “I had a tremendous 12 months and to complete the season with a win and a return to the highest of the world rankings was very particular.”

“Waiting for subsequent season, Singapore is one among my favorite cities to go to and the HSBC Girls’s World Championship is unquestionably an occasion I might like to win someday. It at all times has such a powerful area and a tremendous listing of previous champions that it might be such an honour so as to add my title to the listing,” added Ko, who first achieved the highest rating in 2015 at 17 years previous.

Ko is scheduled to take part within the Honda LPGA Thailand in Chonburi in February earlier than the event in Singapore.

Korda, who additionally had a November to recollect, captured her first title 12 months after well being points noticed her sidelined for 4 months earlier within the 12 months. Her win on the Pelican Girls’s Championship briefly returned Korda to World No. 1 till Ko gained every week later.

Korda, who will even be joined by her sister Jessica, returns to Singapore for the primary time since 2019, with the pair having curtailed their worldwide journey throughout Covid occasions, defined: “We’re so excited to return to Singapore having missed out the final couple of years. It’s an superior occasion, stuffed with the very best gamers on this planet and HSBC actually consider the whole lot to make it such a particular week for us.”

This 12 months marks the fifteenth version of the HSBC Girls’s World Championship, and remarkably, of the 14 earlier winners, 12 are Main champions, lending additional credibility to the participant’s declare that that is ‘Asia’s Main.’

“HSBC Girls’s World Championship is firmly established as a really world-class occasion and showcases our dedication to opening up alternatives in ladies’s sport.  We’re thrilled to see such a stellar line up for the 15th anniversary of the event and excited to welcome followers again this 12 months.  Few locations, if any, supply all of the components we’ve got in Singapore. A dynamic international hub, the world’s finest golfers, and the unimaginable setting of Sentosa, will make for one more thrilling version of ‘Asia’s Main,” stated Kee Joo Wong, CEO of HSBC Singapore.

The event has been held since 2008, and the inaugural version was gained by Mexican golfer Lorena Ochoa. She retired from golf two years in the past, having gained two championships and was named LPGA’s Participant of the 12 months for 4 consecutive years from 2006 to 2009. The previous world primary golfer was inducted into the World Golf Corridor of Fame in 2017.

Previous champions embody 2021 – Hyo Joo Kim (South Korea), 2019 – Park Sung-hyun (South Korean), 2018 – Michelle Wie (USA), 2017 – Inbee Park (South Korea), and 2016 – Ha Na Jang (South Korean).

 

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