Hyo Joo Kim, a bogey free final in Singapore



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Hyo Joo Kim, a bogey free final in Singapore

In Singapore, Hyo Joo Kim wins the HSBC Women's World Championship with 271 (67 68 72 64, -17) strokes. The South Korean, at the New Tanjong Course (par 72) of the Sentosa GC, with a partial bogey free final closed in 64 (-8), with 8 birdies, overtook the competition of the Australian Hannah Green, second with 272 (-16) .

Third place (273, -15) ex aequo for the Thai Patty Tavatanakit (winner this year of the ANA Inspiration, the first female Major of 2021), the South Korean Inbee Park (champion in 2015 and 2017) and the Chinese Xiyu Lin ( in the lead after the "moving day"

Hyo Joo Kim, HSBC Women's World Championship

For Hyo Joo Kim it is her fourth career success (figure including a Major, the Evian Championship 2014) on the LPGA Tour, which comes 5 years after the last time (January 2016, Bahamas LPGA Classic).

The 25-year-old resident of Kangown in her palmares, however, also boasts 12 titles on the LPGA of Korea Tour (the last she won in October 2020 at the Financial Star Championship), South Korean circuit. Her exploit in Singapore also earned her $ 240,000 for a total prize pool of 1,600,000.

She disappoints Jin Young Ko. The queen of world golf does not go beyond 24th place (284, -4) in Singapore. Pine Valley Golf Club in New Jersey, one of the most renowned in the United States and reserved exclusively for men since its founding in 1913, has voted in favor of the inclusion of women among its members.

The news is certainly not insignificant: Pine Valley, as mentioned, is not just any field. Golf Digest magazine has for years called it the best course in the United States and among the best in the world.
Until now, the presence of women at the club twenty miles southeast of Philadelphia was not allowed except "guests" and on Sunday afternoons.

“At the annual membership meeting, we made a historic change to the Pine Valley charter. The future of golf must look to inclusion, "club president Jim Davis announced in an email addressed to members. The club's number one announced the unanimous vote, as well as the decision to "eliminate all male or female language from our statute"

This is not an "in all" in the New Jersey club. Applications will be screened by the local commission. "Socially compatible players, with a deep passion for golf and able to demonstrate that they have the necessary skill to play on our course" will be admitted.

The Pine Valley thus follows a path already traced by famous clubs in the United States. It happened at Augusta National, the field where the Augusta Masters is held, the most anticipated tournament of the year. In addition to the moral boost, there is also a more concrete motivation: clubs where restrictions of this type resist are not often considered when choosing the assignment of a Major.