Grant, who could not go to the LPGA due to not being vaccinated against Corona 19, confronts Ji Eun-hee
- on May 24, 2023
Lynne Grant (Sweden), who started out on the LPGA tour as the Corona 19 restrictions were lifted, will join Ji Eun-hee (37).메이저사이트
Grant will participate in the LPGA Tour Bank of Hope LPGA Match Play (total prize money of $1.5 million) to be held at Shadow Creek (par 72) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA from the 25th (Korean time).
Grant, who was in Group 8, was paired with Ji Eun-hee, Matilda Castren (Finland), and Maddy Seric (Canada). The first opponent to face on the 25th is Serik, and in the second round of the group stage on the 26th, he meets Castren. The last opponent in the group stage is Ji Eun-hee.
She won four wins on the European Women’s Professional Golf Tour (LET) last year and raised her world ranking to 24th, winning not only the rookie award but also the player of the year award. Turning pro in August 2021, Grant has achieved remarkable results in his rookie season.
Passed the LPGA Tour Q Series in a tie for 35th place and had a seed, but did not participate. It’s because I didn’t get the Corona 19 vaccine. The United States has established a policy to prevent those who have not been vaccinated against Corona 19 from entering the country. Because of this, Grant was also unable to compete in his national competition, the Hanwha Life Plus International Crown.
So, following last year, he participated only in competitions held outside the United States this year. He participated only in the Honda LPGA Thailand held in Thailand this year and the HSBC Women’s World Championship held in Singapore. During the LET break, other players went on the LPGA tour, but Grant could not go to the United States and played in the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour.
Now, as the restrictions on entry for those who have not been vaccinated against Corona 19 are lifted, Grant will also compete in the competition in the United States. It is his first tournament or match play held in the United States.
“Looking back now, I’m grateful I didn’t jump on the LPGA Tour earlier,” Grant said. I think I’m better prepared to come,” he said.
Grant, currently ranked 22nd in the world, may be Ji Eun-hee’s biggest rival in Group 8. It remains to be seen how defending champion Ji Eun-hee will surpass Grant, a rookie who entered the LPGA tour.