uniform number’ only female national golfers and others
- on May 04, 2023
○… There are tournaments in which participating players wear golf wear with uniform numbers, like other sports uniforms, rather than general golf wear. It is the Hanwha Life Plus International Crown, a women’s national golf competition that will be held at the TPC Harding Park Golf Course in San Francisco, California from the 5th.
The US Women’s Professional Golf Association (LPGA) explained the background, saying, “We came up with a back number as a fun way to indicate that it is a team game.”
Accordingly, Ko Jin-young (28), Kim Hyo-joo (28), Jeon In-ji (29), and Choi Hye-jin (24), who are participating as representatives of the Korean team challenging for a second straight victory in the tournament, will compete wearing uniforms with their own uniform numbers. .
Ko Jin-young wears the number 7 after July 7, her own birthday. Jeon In-ji was born in August, and she wore the number 8, 안전놀이터which means the number of wins in major tournaments she won domestically and internationally is 8. Kim Hyo-joo and Choi Hye-jin side by side wrote the uniform number of their favorite athlete. Kim Hyo-joo wore soccer player Lionel Messi’s number 10, and Choi Hye-jin wore Michael Jordan’s number 23, the same as her birthday (August 23rd).
Most of the players wore their birthday as their back number, but there are some players who have a somewhat unusual uniform number. Moriya Jutanugarn from Thailand chose the last two digits of his phone number, number 35, and his brother Ariya, the next number, 36. It doesn’t mean anything special, it’s just because I don’t want to think about it for a long time.
○… ‘Figure 8 swinger’ Jim Furyk has been appointed as the captain of the US team at the ‘Presidents Cup’, a golf competition between the United States and the world team to be held in Canada next year. Mike Weir (Canada) has already been appointed as the head of the World Union Team.
Furyk has participated in the Presidents Cup seven times as a player, and his career record is 20 wins, 3 draws and 10 losses. Furyk participated in the Presidents Cup held at the Royal Montreal GC in 2007 and recorded 3 wins and 2 losses.
“It is a great honor to be appointed as the 2024 Presidents Cup general manager with the support of my colleagues,” Furyk said. He accepted the position of general manager with a very grateful heart,” he said. “It gives me greater meaning because there are achievements left by legendary seniors.”