The EMP did a live stream from her bedroom in the US today with a Malaysian interview show. She talks about her beginning golf at age 12,. quitting school at age 16 to concentrate on golf, getting a scholarship at IMG Academy in FL, coach Gary Gilchrest, financial struggles, Olympic experience and pulling herself out of her slump.
Add "author" to KT's list of accomplishments. She wrote this article for the Malaysian Star sports section.
As I left Aronimink last Sunday, it was exactly a year ago that I was getting myself prepared to head out to Pinehurst for the LPGA Qualifying Series.
It’s a brutal two weeks of golf that you have to play well consistently to gain your full status back on the LPGA Tour – really rescuing my job (career).
I remember entering the week at Q-Series last year knowing what I’ll get and not get. The pressure level was immeasurable as the only option was to play well and finish as high as I could over the two weeks.
As things went, I played good enough to finish at T20, which in turn gave me the start that I had earlier this year in Australia – giving myself a confidence boost for the rest of the season.
Then the Covid-19 pandemic came into it and the Tour took a downward turn like the rest of the world and the tournaments were postponed, including the Olympic Games in Tokyo (something that I was looking forward and hoping to qualify for).
But looking back now, I feel like I took advantage of the five months quarantine time to really train hard physically and mentally, and be as prepared as I could be for the restart of the Tour in July.