Kim Hyo-joo (28) and Lee Jung-eun (27) will participate in the Ladies European Tour (LET) Aramco Saudi Ladies International (total prize money of 5 million dollars).
Kim Hyo-joo decided to participate in the LET Aramco Saudi Ladies International, which will be held at the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club in Saudi Arabia for four days from February 17 (Korean time).
In addition to Kim Hyo-joo, ‘Hot Six’ Lee Jung-eun, Kim A-lim (28), Lim Hee-jeong (23), Ji Eun-hee (37), and Shin Ji-eun (31) also decided to participate. Although they are not eligible to participate in the LET, the tournament invited players ranked 300th in the world.
Ko Jin-young (28) and Jeon In-ji (29) 스포츠토토 were also invited, but Ko Jin-young said she would not participate in the tournament in Saudi Arabia as she is taking a break due to her wrist injury.
Sponsored by Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company, the tournament has a total prize pool of $5 million. It is the highest prize money of the LET season, excluding major tournaments. As much as the large amount of money was staked, many famous players were also listed in the entry.
In addition to 2021 winner Lydia Ko (New Zealand) and defending champion Georgia Hall (England), Lexi Thompson (USA), Hannah Green (Australia), Gaby Lopez (Mexico), Patty Tawatanagit and Ataya Tittikkun (Thailand), etc. come out in droves
The Asia Swing will be held in Thailand for four days from February 23, the following week after the tournament, starting with Honda LPGA Thailand of the American Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour. They are expected to move to Thailand after the tournament in Saudi Arabia. Unlike the American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour, the LPGA Tour is favorable to the investment of Saudi Arabian capital.
LET Aramco Saudi Ladies will be broadcast live for free on SPOTV Golf & Health and OTT service SPOTV NOW