Yang Hee-young jumps 20 notches to ‘No.5’…confirmation of participation in the Paris Olympics

Yang Hee-young (35), who won a major tournament for the first time in her life, has significantly raised her ranking to fifth in the world rankings, confirming her participation in the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Yang Hee-young scored 5.57 points in the women’s golf world ranking announced on the 25th (Korea time), jumping 20 notches from last week’s 25th to fifth place.

At the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, a major LPGA Tour tournament, which ended the previous day (par 72, 6754 yards) at Sahalee Country Club (par 72, 6754 yards) in West Hamish, Washington, he recorded a 7-under 281 overall, beating the second-ranked group by three strokes.
Yang Hee-young won the sixth LPGA title by adding a trophy in seven months since the CME Group Tour Championship, the final tournament of the LPGA tour in November last year. Having played in the LPGA tour since 2008, Yang was thrilled to win her first major title in 16 years.

Furthermore, Yang Hee-young has also qualified for the Paris Olympics to be held in August. It is her first participation in the Olympics in eight years since the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Two people per country can participate in the Olympic women’s golf event, with a total of 60 participants, and up to four people can participate in a country if they are ranked within the world’s top 15. 메이저놀이터

In Korea, Ko Jin-young, who did well in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, jumped four notches from the seventh to the third, while Kim Hyo-joo was ranked 13th. Three players including Ko Jin-young, Yang Hee-young and Kim Hyo-joo will participate in the Paris Olympics. Veteran Shin Ji-ae (36, 3H) failed to participate in the Olympics, finishing 27th.

In the world rankings released on the same day, Nelly Koda and Lilia Bu (USA) maintained the first and second places side by side.

Park Hyun-kyung (24, Korea Land Trust), who won the KLPGA BC Card and Hankyung Ladies Cup trophy, jumped seven notches to 45th place.

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