In recent years, you’ll have a South Korean as a winner of an LPGA Major. However, it was not the case this year. Instead, South Koreans suffered an LPGA Major shutdown. It was the first time that happened since 2010.
Kim Sei-young finished the AIG Women’s Open in 13th place last Sunday. She was tied for eighth place after 54 holes. However, she completed the tournament with six-under-par in the final round. According to sports news reports, South Korea has been a dominant force in women’s golf in recent years. However, South Korean golfers haven’t won titles anything in 2021.
According to online sports betting reports, four golfers won the first LPGA majors before the AIG Women’s Open in Scotland. Also, the fifth LPGA major started less than two weeks after the conclusion of the Tokyo Summer Olympics. In addition, two Korean Olympians skipped the AIG Women’s Open. They are No. 7 Kim Hyo-joo and No. 2 Ko Jin-young.
LPGA Major Shutdown
No. 3 Park In-bee was the highest South Korean golfer who participated in the AIG Women’s Open. Kim Sei-young is World Number 4 and was going for her second career LPGA major title. However, she failed to achieve her goal.
In the first round, she was tied in first place with five-under-par 67. However, Kim failed to sustain her excellent start. She scored 71-72-72 in the second to the fourth round to complete the tournament at six-under 282. Unfortunately, her score was only good for thirteenth place.
According to sportsbook reviews, it was the first time since 2003 that a South Korean didn’t finish at the top ten of an LPGA Major tournament. Kim said she made mistakes in the last rounds that could have been avoided.
The next South Korean on the leaderboard was Kang Hae-ji at two-under-par 286. It was good enough to place her in 29th with three other golfers.