Lydia Ko Says Upcoming Marriage Won't Affect Focus on Golf Career

  • By Min Hak-soo

    August 18, 2022 10:38

    Golfer Lydia Ko speaks at a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia on Tuesday, ahead of the Simone Asia Pacific Cup women's golf tournament. /News1
    Korean-New Zealander Lydia Ko is taking part in the inaugural Simone Asia Pacific Cup women's golf tournament, which takes place in Jakarta, Indonesia from Thursday through Saturday.
    With a prize purse of US$750,000, the tournament is the first international golf competition hosted by the Asian Golf Leaders Forum. 
    Ko, currently ranked No. 4 in the world, will be getting married this winter, but said that will not affect her career in the sport. 
    "I don't think there will be many changes to my schedule. I am really thankful for my fiancé and my family who have been super supportive," she said. 
    Her fiancé is Hyundai heir Chung Jun, the son of Hyundai Card vice chairman Chung Tae-young. They will wed in Seoul on Dec. 30.
    Some 44 players from 16 Asia-Pacific countries will compete in both individual and team stroke play events.
    They include Ryu So-yeon, Kim Hyo-joo, Lee Bo-mee and Hwang You-min from Korea, Shibuno Hinako of Japan, the winner of the 2019 Women's British Open, and Korean-American Yealimi Noh of the U.S.  
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