Jinyoung Ko (26) won the prize money and Player of the Year category on the LPGA Tour 2021 season.
Jinyoung Ko made 9 birdies in the fourth round of the LPGA Tour CME Group Tour Championship (total prize money of $5 million) held at Tiburon Golf Club (par 72, 6,366 yards) in Naples, Florida, USA on the 22nd (Korean time). , and hit 9-under 63. Jin-young Ko, who finished 23-under-par 265 in the final total, achieved 2 consecutive championships despite left wrist pain and swept the major individual divisions this year. One stroke against second-placed Nasa Hataoka (Japan) The difference was.
Jinyoung Ko, who received $1.5 million in prize money (approximately 1.78 billion won) in one month after the BMW Ladies Championship held in Busan in October, won the prize money three times in a row with a season prize of $350,2161. Money King 3 The losing streak was the first in 13 years on the LPGA Tour since Lorena Ochoa (Mexico) from 2006 to 2008, and Jin-young Ko is the first Korean player. Also, in the Player of the Year category, she took first place with 211 points. It is the second time in two years since 2019 that he became a player of
Jin-young Ko, who had 5 wins in the season, also climbed to the first place with a lot of wins, and the world ranking is expected to overtake or close the gap with No. 1 Nelly Corda (USA). The season was over.
Jinyoung Ko, who was joint leader with Hataoka, Nelli Koda (USA), and Celine Butier (France) until the third round, reduced the number of strokes with a fierce momentum from the beginning and took the lead alone. With 4 birdies to the 6th hole (par 5) He started to outrun the players who were tied for first place and missed the short birdie putt on the 10th hole (par 4) on the 8-9 consecutive birdies, but he also put a medium-range birdie on the 11th hole (par 4) and reduced 7 shots to this hole. Koda, who had previously been ranked first in prize money and player of the year, reduced three strokes to the 10th hole (par 4), but the gap with Jinyoung Ko widened to four, and in the end finished the tournament with a tie for fifth place with a final total of 17 under par 271. yunhap news