Lee Ye-won (KB Financial Group) had the best year. He won three times on the Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour, and even won the grand prize by taking first place in prize money (KRW 1,424,817,530) and the lowest number of strokes (70.70 strokes).
Last year, she was called the ‘Rookie of the Year’, and within a year, she stood tall as the best female golfer in Korea. Thanks to her, she also rose to 34th in the world rankings. Ranking 34th in the world allows her to participate in some tournaments on the LPGA Tour. This paved the way for her to go beyond Korea and become a world-class athlete.
He also reached the top in the ranking system independently established by the KLPGA. In the K rankings announced by KLPGA on the 18th, Lee Ye-won took down Park Min-ji (NH Investment & Securities), who was in power for a long time, and rose to first place.
Park Min-ji maintained the undisputed first place in the K rankings for 134 weeks, but fell to second place after 2 years and 7 months. This is a passage that shows how great Lee Ye-won’s performance has been this year.
Lee Ye-won, who was in 8th place when she started the season, rose to 4th place by winning the Lotte Rent-a-Car Women’s Open in April. After becoming 2nd by winning the Doosan Construction We’ve Championship in August, she continued to chase Park Min-ji and succeeded in overturning it at the end of the year. Hanwha Classic champion Kim Su-ji ranked 3rd, and multiple wins king Lim Jin-hee ranked 4th.
Attention is focused on whether Lee Ye-won, who succeeded in ascending to the top, will break Park Min-ji’s record of longest reign. Since she proved her solidity and consistency in this year’s KLPGA Tour, there is a possibility of gaining experience in overseas tours such as the LPGA Tour next year.
K Ranking determines rankings based on KLPGA Tour, Dream, and Jump Tour performances, so even good results on overseas tours are not reflected. Park Min-ji also worked hard, and Kim Su-ji’s rise is also significant, so she is expected to face a strong challenge.
Lee Ye-won, who is spending the end of the year with her family, will leave for training in Sydney, Australia in January next year. He plans to strengthen his swing and putting through intense training for about two months.
What is interesting is that attention is focused on whether Lee Ye-won will cash out the virtual currency she holds before leaving for training in Australia.
Yewon Lee won the Wemix Championship held at Haeundae Beach Golf & Resort in Busan last November and received 250,000 Wemix, a virtual currency, as prize money. At the time, the No. 1 mix value was around 2,300 to 2,400 won, but it recently skyrocketed to around 4,000 won. Although it is virtual currency, her winning prize of around 600 million won has risen to over 1.2 billion won in just over a month.
Considering that the price of each Wemix was around 700 won until last September, it is known that not only Lee Ye-won but also Wemade cannot keep their mouths shut. It is true that I had the best year in one way or another. 안전놀이터