Yin Luoning (21, China), ranked first in the women’s golf world, will participate in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, which opens at the end of this month.
According to the golf participation list published in ‘My Info’ for the Hangzhou Asian Games on the 18th, the host country, China, will have three players each for men and women participating in this tournament.
Among these, the women’s list stands out. This is because world number one Yin Luoning will appear.
In Luoning’s skills blossomed this season, her second year on the LPGA Tour. In March she won her first career title at the LA Open, and in June she won her major tournament, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.
In Luoning, who has continued her consistent performance since August, has placed third or higher in four of the five competitions she has competed in, and reached first place in the world rankings announced last week.
China, where Yin Luoning is competing, is expected to boast great power in this year’s women’s golf division.
In addition to Yin Luoning, China’s entry consisted only of players from the LPGA Tour, including Lin Siyu, ranked 12th in the world, and Liu Yu, who finished second at the Lotte Championship in April this year.
In addition, LPGA tour players including Zhen Bei-yun (Taiwan) and Adidi Ashok (India) will participate.
Thailand will have two amateur players along with PK Kongkraphan, who played on the LPGA tour until 2019.
In Korea, only amateur players such as Kim Min-sol (17), Lim Ji-yu (18), and Yoo Hyeon-jo (18) will participate.
In the men’s division, Korea is absolutely strong안전놀이터, with players from the PGA Tour competing.
In this tournament, Korea will have four players, including Kim Si-woo (28) with four PGA Tour wins, Im Seong-jae (25, CJ) with two wins, and amateurs Wooyoung Cho (22) and Yubin Jang (21).
As amateurs, Wooyoung Jo and Yubin Jang each won one win at this year’s Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour tournament, showing off their formidable skills.
Other than Korean players, there are no players active on the PGA Tour.
In the men’s division, India, featuring Aniban Lahiri and Shubhankar Sharma, who recorded two wins each in the European Tour, and Thailand, with Pachara Kongwatmai, who finished runner-up at this month’s Korean Tour Shinhan Donghae Open, are considered competitors.
Meanwhile, Japan, another golf powerhouse, has entered the competition mainly with new players. Hideki Matsuyama, who is active on the PGA Tour, Nasa Hataoka, a powerhouse on the LPGA Tour, and Yuka Saso, two-time winner of the Jakarta Asian Games, will not participate.