‘Number 1 in the world’… Lydia Ko who hit the 1 billion jackpot “First win as a married woman!”

  • February 20, 2023

 “In our house, the daughter-in-law plays golf the best.”

Hyundai Card Vice Chairman Jung Tae-young congratulated her daughter-in-law, Lydia Ko (26, New Zealand), on her social media account for the victory.

Lydia Ko, world number one in women’s golf, won the Aramco Saudi Ladies’ International (total prize money of $5 million) of the Ladies’ European Tour (LET), which ended at the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club (par 72) in King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia on the 19th (Korean time). He won the championship with a final total of 21-under 267.

On December 30 last year, Lydia Ko, who married Jung Jun, the son of Vice Chairman Chung Tae-young, took time for a month-long honeymoon and winter training before reaching the top in her first competition after her marriage.

Sponsored by Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil company of Saudi Arabia, this tournament has the largest prize money of 5 million dollars at stake, excluding major LPGA tour tournaments and the CME Group Tour Championship at the end of the season. The winning prize is also 750,000 dollars, which is close to 1 billion won in Korean money. Lydia Ko, who won 3 of the 4 competitions she recently participated in, has earned a large prize money of 4 billion won.

Thanks to the large prize money, which has increased five times compared to last year, many of the world’s best players participated in this tournament. Lydia Ko, who won the championship and displayed a performance worthy of the world’s No. 1, said, “I thought it would be a challenge to play against the best players in the world.” I am just grateful that I can do it,” he said.

Lydia Ko won 3 wins on the LPGA Tour last year, winning major categories such as Player of the Year, Prize Money, and Bear Trophy (least number of strokes), returning to the top of the world rankings for the first time in 5 years. With this victory, she won her 4th win on the European Tour (excluding duplicates on other tours), and recorded 25 wins on the professional stage, including 19 wins on the LPGA Tour.

“Good things have been happening over and over in recent months,” he said. It’s hard to tell if it’s real, but the secret is that he’s always tried to enjoy being on the course.” 먹튀검증

Lydia Ko won the LPGA Tour Canada Women’s Open as an amateur in 2012 when she was 15 years old, and won two consecutive titles the following year, drawing attention as a ‘genius girl’. From 2014 to 2016, she won 12 victories, making her the youngest player to reach No. 1 in the world rankings. However, she only won one championship in her four years from 2017 to 2020. At this time, Lydia Ko was so absorbed in her one job that she no longer had any interest or sense of accomplishment in what she was doing. I was experiencing a lethargic state.

Jung Greene, CEO of Green Coaching Solutions, who helps Lydia Ko with her psychological coaching, explained that Lydia Ko found her passion for golf again after she tried to balance work and life by focusing on ‘life values’ rather than her goals in the past. there is a bar In addition, CEO Jeong said, “Lydia always has a bright mind and overflowing gratitude. It’s a very important factor that increases her resilience,” she said, explaining why Lydia Ko was able to get her back on track.

One of the secrets that Lydia Ko was able to end her slump was Jung Jun, who became her husband. Lydia Ko, who met Jung Jun just before the Lotte Championship, which she won in 2021 for the first time in three years, subsequently won four victories on the LPGA tour alone, and with her Tokyo Olympics bronze medal in 2020, she became an Olympic medalist for the second time in a row. “He motivates and inspires me to become a better person and a better player,” said Lydia Ko. After meeting him, he started to work out well again as a player, and he is like my ‘lucky charm’.”

Even after her win of the day, Lydia Ko reveled in her joy, posting on her social media account her “her first win as a married woman.”

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