[단독]World No. 1 Jinyoung Ko wears Solaire hat for two more years.. Contract renewed with very special treatment

Jinyoung Go. (Photo = AFPBBNews)

[이데일리 스타in 주영로 기자] Jin-young Ko (27), the world No. 1 in women’s golf, wears the Solaire hat for another two years on condition that she is treated unconventionally.

According to an assistant on the 29th, Jinyoung Ko signed a sponsorship contract with the Philippine Solaire company in early September with the condition of extending the contract for another two years.

Jinyoung Ko signed a main sponsor contract with Solaire Resort & Casino, a Philippine resort company, in March 2020. According to the agreement between the two parties at the time, specific conditions such as the down payment were not disclosed, but Sema Sports Marketing said, and took the lead in the contract, “I signed the best contract among domestic female golfers worthy of the world’s top ranking.”

The details of the contract renewal were not known, but an assistant explained that this contract is also a special treatment worthy of the world rankings.

Jin-young Ko has been holding her position as the queen for 148 weeks, until the 28th, after being ranked number one in the world rankings in August 2019. During the contract period with Solaire, she won 7 victories on the LPGA Tour in the United States, and performed a remarkable performance by winning the prize money in 2020 and the prize money and player of the year in 2021.

The contract period between Jinyoung Ko and Solaire was originally two years, but as the LPGA tour was suspended due to the spread of Corona 19, the opportunity to participate in the tournament decreased, so the period was extended and ended in August. It is known that both parties began to discuss the renewal of the contract before the contract period ended, and the contract proceeded smoothly without a major difference of opinion.

Solaire is also said to have treated Jinyoung Ko unconventionally in this contract. Solaire, who gave the best treatment two years ago, is said to be very appreciative of Jinyoung Ko’s performance and raised the down payment significantly.

“Compared to two years ago, we signed a contract with much better conditions, including a down payment and various incentives,” said a close aide.

In the domestic women’s golf sponsorship market, top players receive about 1 billion won a year. Jinyoung Ko is fully qualified to receive much better treatment than this, with premiums such as World No.

Jinyoung Ko is reported to have earned a total of $7.5 million (about 8.9 billion earned based on the exchange rate at the time) of prize money, performance-based incentives, and the sponsor’s down payment for one year in the 2021 earnings rankings on for female sports. players published by Forbes, an American economic magazine. He earned $3.5 million in prize money and $4 million in other income.

Jinyoung Ko, who started the new season with her first win of the season at the HSBC Women’s World Championship held in Singapore in March, is resting to treat a wrist injury after the CP Women’s Open at the end of August . She will return to the BMW Women’s Championship held at Oak Valley Country Club in Wonju, Gangwon Province for four days from October 20.

Solaire formed a relationship with a Korean player in 2019 when he signed a sponsorship contract with Park Seong-hyeon (27). After renewing his contract with Park Sung-hyun last year, he also extended his contract with Ko Jin-young, continuing the relationship.

Jinyoung Go. (Photo = daily DB)

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