Schedule: 05.14~05.17 Venue: Lakewood Purse:3,000,000,000 KRW Sponsor: KLPGA Format:72 Hole Stroke Play Par 72 Yard: 6540
No broadcast posted yet. 150 Person Participate
Defending Champion Hye Jin Choi
Past Winners (Notables) Ha Na Jang 2018 Su Yeon Jang 2017 Seon Woo Bae 2016 Shin Ae Ahn 2015 Kyu Jung Baek 2014 Sei Young Kim 2013 Jiyai Shin 2010,2008 Jeong Eun5 Lee 2009 Na Yeon Choi 2007 Young Kim 2003 Mi Hyun Kim 1998
Added. Sei Young Kim, Hyo Joo Kim, Seon Woo Bae, Bo Mee Lee, Jeong Eun6 Lee
"The 42nd KLPGA Championship will be held at Lakewood Country Club in Yangju, Gyeonggi Province for four days from the 14th. This tournament is a major tournament held with the largest prize ever of 2.3 billion won (winning prize of 160 million won), attracting great attention."
ESPN or GC need to get the rights to broadcast this in the US. It's a no-brainer.
Well, you're partially correct: there are no brains at Golf Channel. There's no initiative or imagination there, too. I hope I'm 100% wrong, but when the clock hits 8 PM EST on Wed., May 13, you won't see the LIVE start of Round One. Instead, they'll show a PGA Tour re-run or 'Tin Cup' for the 497th time. It wouldn't surprise me if someone over there is planning some kind of lovebird reality series with Foltzy & Stupples.
C'mon, Grant Boone, we know you lurk on here. You need to bring this to the higher-ups at GC. Tell them they can take credit for the idea. You can do the play-by-play from your bedroom, like the ESPN KBO guys. We know you'll do your homework.
If they still balk, tell them they can get Wiesy to do the color commentary...hey, at least she should pronounce the names right.
S. Korean women's golf major to offer more money, bigger field
SEOUL, May 7 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean women's golf tour has increased the purse and expanded the field for the first major of its season scheduled for next week.
The Korea Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) said Thursday that the KLPGA Championship, set for May 14-17, will offer a total purse of 3 billion won (US$2.4 million), with 220 million won awarded to the champion.
Previously, the purse was set at 2.3 billion won, with 160 million won set for the winner.
Also, the field will now feature 150 players, six more than the initial field to compete at Lakewood Country Club in Yangju, just north of Seoul in Gyeonggi Province.
It will be the first KLPGA tournament to take place on South Korean soil this season. The 2020 season began with the Hyosung Championship in Vietnam last December. It was to be followed by a tournament in Taiwan in March, with the first tournaments on South Korean soil set for April.
But with the coronavirus wreaking havoc worldwide, the KLPGA Tour had long canceled all tournaments for April and most events for May.
The KLPGA Championship was originally slated for April 30-May 3 in Yangju, just north of Seoul in Gyeonggi Province. The tour announced the event's cancellation on April 3 but then said 13 days later that it would be played in mid-May.
The star-studded field will include three of the world's top-10 players: Park Sung-hyun (No. 3), Kim Sei-young (No. 6) and Lee Jeong-eun (No. 10). All three were KLPGA stars before they took their talents to America for the LPGA Tour, whose season has been on hold since February due to the pandemic. Park has yet to play a competitive tournament this year.
KLPGA stars include the past two champions -- Choi Hye-jin and Jang Ha-na.
The tournament will be played without fans. Lakewood has 36 holes, 18 each for the Wood Course, the tournament venue, and for the Lake Course, which is open for members.
Those members will continue to use the main clubhouse, and competing players and their caddies will use a separate facility as a temporary clubhouse during the tournament. The tournament holes will be roped off so that the playing public will not have access.
All participating players will have their temperature checked before entering the course. They will be asked to maintain a safe distance from their playing partners and to sanitize their clubs during their round.
I hope nobody is holding their breath for this event showing up on US TV. Golf Channel's Ol' Randall just found out about it today and, lest there be any remaining doubt, helpfully informs us that "South Korea’s SBS television network will televise the championship."
AQStream is better than nothing, but it's not broadcast quality and looks like s#!t on a typical big screen TV. When the JLPGA puts up an authorized stream -- as it occasionally does for early first hole coverage -- it looks great in true HD.
This is a great opportunity to showcase Korean golf...the KLPGA should throw up a broadcast quality stream on YouTube and show the world.
The KLPGA is doing just fine without having to look for the LPGA players. Their Corporations, unlike the US corporations supports them. I like a lot of the players on the LPGA Tour . But not enough to see them take spots from the KLPGA players.