6 Koreans in Running for LPGA Player of the Decade Award

  • By Choi Soo-hyun

    November 28, 2019 11:07

    Six Korean golfers are among the nominees for the LPGA's Player of the Decade award.

    The LPGA Tour on Tuesday announced 16 nominees including Park In-bee, Ko Jin-young, Park Sung-hyun, Ryu So-yeon, Choi Na-yeon and Chun In-gee. Korean-New Zealander Lydia Ko and Korean-American Michelle Wie are also included.

    The award is intended to mark the great performances and achievements in women's golf over the last 10 years from 2010 through 2019, as the end of the decade nears.

    The winner will be determined by an online vote in a tournament format according to the seeds the nominees received based on their accomplishments including titles and awards.

    Top-seeded Park In-bee will face lowest-seeded Michelle Wie. Over the past 10 years, Park has topped the world rankings for 106 weeks overall and won 19 titles including seven major championships and a gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

    Park Sung-hyun and Ryu, the eighth and ninth seeds, are grouped together, while Choi (13) is paired with Lydia Ko (4); Chun (15) with Yani Tseng (2); and Ko (7) with Cristie Kerr (10).

    Fans can cast their votes on the LPGA Tour's website as well as its Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages starting Dec. 2. The final voting is scheduled for Jan. 6-7 next year and the winner will be announced on Jan. 10. 

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