LPGA ‘Chevron’ opens in Texas… The organizers prepare the lake for the 18th hole
The Chevron Championship (total prize money of 5.1 million dollars), the first major tournament of the LPGA tour season, opened 먹튀검증on the 21st at The Club at Carleton Woods, Texas, USA. For 51 years until last year, the event was held at Mission Hills Country Club in California. The name of the tournament has changed several times, such as the Nabisco Championship and ANA Inspiration, but the tradition of the winner jumping into the pond next to the 18th hole has continued since 1988. Even after the venue was moved, attention was drawn to whether this tradition would continue.
Ahead of this year’s tournament, the organizers said that part of the lake next to the green on the 18th hole was dredged to prevent the winner from jumping in. By removing weeds, rocks, and construction debris, the water depth is said to have deepened to about 1.5 to 3 meters. Nets were installed to keep crocodiles out, and ladders were placed to help players and caddies get out of the lake. We plan to prepare shower gowns and slippers, but even so, it cannot be the same as the Mission Hills pond, which was practically managed like a swimming pool, such as laying concrete and disinfecting.
When asked if he would jump into the water if he won this competition, Jennifer Cupcho (26, USA), the previous year’s champion, said, “I don’t know. He might have a snake in the water,” he said. He started the first round tied for 37th (even par). On the other hand, Nellie Korda (25, USA) replied, “I will.” Corda tied for second place (4 under par), one stroke behind the sole leader Jen Bei-win (32, Taiwan, 5 under par). Among Korean players, Choi Woon-jeong (33) ranked the highest with a tie for second place. Kim Hyo-joo (28) was tied for 9th (2 under par), and Ko Jin-young (28) was tied for 37th (even par).
Lydia Go (26, New Zealand), the winner of this competition in 2016 (ANA Inspiration at the time) and world No. 1, finished the first day in a tie for 23rd with 1 under par with Choi Hye-jin (24), Yoo Hae-ran (22), and Kim A-rim (28). Lydia has no ties to major tournaments since the last tournament in 2016. Jeon In-ji (29), who is aiming for the “Career Grand Slam,” was sluggish with a tie for 122nd place with a 6-over par. There are a total of five major women’s golf tournaments. Starting with this tournament, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in June, the US Women’s Open and Evian Championship in July, and the AIG Women’s Open in August continue.