$5 million… European women’s golf sponsored by oil money opens with total prize money raised

The Ladies European Tour (LET), backed by oil money, welcomes a new season with a five-fold increase in total prize money compared to last year.

LET will hold the Aramco Saudi Ladies International at King Abdullah Royal Greens Golf and Country Club (par 72, 6295 yards) in Saudi Arabia for four days starting on the 16th (Korean time).

The total prize money for this year’s tournament is 5 million dollars (approximately 6.4 billion won). It is a five-fold increase from last year’s $1 million. The winning prize is $750,000. Sponsored by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund (PIF)토토사이트, this tournament has the largest prize money outside of major women’s golf tournaments and CME Group tours. The total prize money for general tournaments is usually between 1.5 million and 2 million dollars.

A total of 120 players will participate in this event, and 50 of the world’s top 300 players, including Lydia Ko (New Zealand), the world’s No. 1 in women’s golf, will participate. 60 are from LET and the remaining 10 are invited players. Korean players on the LPGA Tour include Jeon In-ji (8th in the world), Kim Hyo-joo (9th), Kim A-rim (48th), Yu Hae-ran (52nd), Ji Eun-hee (54th), and Shin Ji-eun (98th). ) comes out. Lee Jung-eun (38th), Lee So-mi (43rd), Lim Hee-jung (57th), Hong Jung-min (76th), Jeong Yoon-ji (77th), Lim Jin-hee (93rd), Song Ga-eun (107th) of the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour , Jo Ah-yeon (111th), Seong Yu-jin (119th), Ha Min-song (134th), and Hwang Jeong-mi (138th) were also included in the list of participants.

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