Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Are the South Koreans Taking Over Women's Golf?

The Golf Blog: "The South Korean golfers won't be at the Solheim Cup (it's only between the US and European tours). But, if they could participate, here's the impressive team they could field:

South Korean team
1. Birdie Kim (U.S. Open winner)
2. Jeong Jang (British winner)
3. Soo-Yun Kang (winner in Portland)
4. Mi Hyun Kim (5 career LPGA victories)
5. Gloria Park (9 Top 10s this year)
6. Jimin Kang (winner Corning Classic)
7. Hee Won Han (3 career LPGA victories)
8. Meena Lee (1 career LPGA victory)
9. Shi Hyun Ahn (2004 Rookie of Year, 8 top 10s)
10. Young Jo
11. Aree Song
12. Se Ri Pak, Joo Mi Kim, Sae-Hee Son, Il Mi Chung, Sung Ah Yim, Young Kim, or Young-A Yang"

The South Korean women golfers have exploded onto the scene recently. Everywhere you look you see one of their country women taking a title, not that there's anything wrong with that. The big question I have is why? Why are these Korean golfers coming on to the scene now in such numbers? Is the country doing something special to develop these golfers or is it just coincidence? This is something that's been puzzling me for a while and I don't have the answer. Can anyone elaborate?

Golf Times

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