“The biggest thing is that the battlefield has been lengthened.”
The Chevron Championship (total prize money of 5.1 million dollars), the first major tournament of the LPGA tour season, will be held at The Club at Carlton Woods (par 72) in Woodlands, Texas, from the 21st (Korean time). Until last year, it was held in Mission Hills, but this year the venue has changed.
Designed by Jack Nicklaus, this course has wide fairways, but is characterized by planted undulations and bunkers scattered throughout. It opened in 2001 and Nicklaus named it one of the top 18 courses he designed in 2014. It is also the best private course in Texas selected by Golf Digest.
The competition course has changed, it is unfamiliar and the battlefield has become longer. The Chevron Championship held in Mission Hills last year had a length of 6763 yards. This year it is set at 6824 yards.
Defending champion Jennifer Cupcho (USA) said, “The most important thing is the course length. said. 먹튀검증
Nellie Corda (USA) also noted in an interview with the US Golf Channel that there are many water hazards around the course, and Lydia Ko (New Zealand) compared it to the US Open course and said, “I thought the ball would run out before the practice round was over.” said.
Georgia Hall (England) explained, “No hole can relax because each hole has something different. Mission Hills used to be relatively easy to read greens, but now the wind blows and many factors come into play.”
After recording runner-up in two consecutive tournaments in March, he aims to win major tournaments such as Hall, which tied for 6th place in Hawaii last week, and Lydia Ko and Corda, who are world rankings 1st and 2nd.
16 Korean players will also participate in this event. Ko Jin-young (28), who has risen to third place in the world rankings, Jeon In-ji (29), Kim Hyo-joo (28), Choi Hye-jin (24), and newcomer Yu Hae-ran (22) are scheduled to compete.
In particular, if Inji Jeon wins, she will achieve the career grand slam of reaching the top in four of the five major tournaments. Following the U.S. Women’s Open, Inge Jeon has won the Evian Championship and the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.