‘Major Queen’ Hong Ji-won “I like difficult courses”

Brooks Koepka’s (USA) nickname is Major Hunter. Of his nine career wins on the PGA Tour, a whopping five have come in the majors. On the Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) Tour, another major contender has emerged. It’s third-year player Hong Ji-won. She won the DB Group 37th Korea Women’s Open (total prize money of 1.2 billion won) after an extended second-round playoff at Rainbow Hills Country Club (Par 72) in Eumseong-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do on Aug. 18. It was her second win in a major since making her debut in 2021 and winning her first career title at the Hanwha Classic last August.

“I prefer a difficult course to an easy course that everyone else plays well,” Hong Ji-won said, adding, “It’s a great honor to win the Korean Women’s Open when I wasn’t even a regular player.” “I will try to win the remaining three majors this season,” she said, adding that she would like to achieve a grand slam by winning all the majors.

Ji-won Hong is a one-hitter. Her average drive is just 224.06 yards (115th). But she has no desire to increase her distance. Despite her short distance, she hits her driver more accurately than anyone else. This year, she has the highest fairway percentage (88%). “Accuracy is my weapon,” Hong said, “and even if the ball is behind another player, if it’s only in the fairway, I’m more confident of making it.” “I will accept my distance and focus on utilizing my strengths,” she emphasized.메이저사이트

Until last year, Hong’s primary goal was to maintain her 10th consecutive KLPGA Tour seeding, but that has changed. “I want to be a player who wins at least once a year,” she said emphatically. “Nowadays, fans cheer for cool long shots, but it’s also fun to watch ‘Hong Ji-won’s’ golf. I would recommend ‘Hong Ji-won’s’ golf, which excludes dangerous spots, to amateur golfers. You won’t lose your ball,” he said, causing laughter. “I’m afraid to go to the U.S. stage because the distance is too short, and I’m afraid of getting my heart broken,” she said, adding, “I’d like to knock on the door of the Japanese stage after playing in Korea for about 10 years.”

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