One step closer to joining the LPGA Hall of Fame
(Seoul) “I think this will be my last championship before marriage.”
Lydia Ko (New Zealand), who virtually conquered the 2022 season of the LPGA Tour, received the best wedding gift and smiled broadly.
Lydia Ko scored a final total of 17 under par and 271 strokes at the CME Group Tour Championship (total prize money of $7 million), the final round of the LPGA Tour 2022 season held at Tiburon Golf Club (par 72, 6,556 yards) in Naples, Florida, USA on the 21st (Korean time).
Lydia Ko, who received 2 million dollars (approximately 2.68 billion won), the most prize money in women’s golf tournaments, doubled her joy ahead of her wedding in December.
Lydia Ko will marry Jung Joon, the son of Hyundai Card Vice Chairman Chung Tae-young, at Myeongdong Cathedral in Seoul in December.
Jung Jun came to the competition site that day to support Lydia Ko and shared the joy of winning.
Lydia Ko, who monopolized first place in major categories such as player of the year, prize money, average at bats, and most wins this season, looked back and said, “This year was a truly amazing year that I couldn’t have hoped for more.” I wanted to play a good game for the team,” he said.
Having won 3 wins in the 2022 season, he said, “I think this year has been the most steady and consistent performance while playing as a player.” and was delighted
Lydia Ko said, “There are so many good players, so I expected a difficult game today.”
He added, “Actually, I wanted to do the best I could, regardless of the performance of other players.”
As a result of this season, Lydia Ko has also moved one step closer to being inducted into the LPGA Hall of Fame.
To join the LPGA Hall of Fame, 27 Hall of Fame points are required, but Lydia Ko scored 25.
Hall of Fame points are awarded 2 points for major wins, 1 point for LPGA regular tour wins, 1st place in par average, and 1 point for Player of the Year.
Lydia Ko added 3 points by adding 1 point each in winning, average at bats, and player of the year categories.
He said, “It would be a great thing to be in the Hall of Fame,” he said.