Ko, Korda headline the World Championships as fans return to Sentosa

Ko, Korda headline the World Championships as fans return to Sentosa, Lydia Ko and Nelly Korda caption an astral field at this week’s HSBC Women’s World Championship, where nine of the world’s top 10 golfers will tee off as Singapore’s Sentosa Golf Club welcomes observers for the first time since 2019.

New Zealander Ko, who won her season-nature in Saudi Arabia last month to open up a comfortable lead at the top of the world rankings over American Korda, is chasing a fugitive first title in Singapore, where a 2015 runner-up finish is her stylish result.

” You can noway get too brassy about what ranked player you’re because it’s so tight at the top,” Ko said this week.

” Everyone is playing really well and you can not say,’ I am going to be there ever’.

” When I was youngish, I felt like being number one meant that I had to be winning or contending week in, week out, but that is not inescapably true.”

Third-ranked Australian Minjee Lee is among last time’s five major titleholders contending for the$1.8 million prize bag in the 72- hole, no-cut event, while Ko Jin-young will be looking to defend her lone title of 2022 when play starts on Thursday.

The South Korean world number five, a doubly major champion, was sidelined for important of last season with a wrist injury and missed back-to-reverse cuts for the first time in August. She tied for sixth in Thailand last week in her first launch of 2023.

” I know there is going to be pressure but I do not want to suppose too important about it,” she said.” I just need to meditate as that has worked well for me in the history and has allowed me to concentrate more on my swing and golf shots.”

South Koreans have dominated the event dubbed” Asia’s major”, winning six of the last seven editions and seven of 14 overall since it was first held in 2008. The 2020 edition was canceled due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

Seven- times major winner Park In- freak, the only player to have won the title further than formerly, won’t contend after publicizing her gestation in December.

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