LPGA legend Sorenstam hails ‘amazing work ethic’ of S. Korean players

October 23, 2017
LPGA legend Annika Sorenstam, a World Golf Hall of Famer, speaks at a press conference for Pacific Links International, a golf membership company, in Seoul on Oct. 23, 2017. (Yonhap)

LPGA legend Annika Sorenstam, a World Golf Hall of Famer, speaks at a press conference for Pacific Links International, a golf membership company, in Seoul on Oct. 23, 2017. (Yonhap)

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Yonhap) — Women’s golf legend Annika Sorenstam on Monday hailed the “amazing work ethic” of South Korean players, who’ve dominated the LPGA Tour in 2017.

Sorenstam is visiting Seoul in promotion of Pacific Links International, an international golf membership company that announced the launching of its Korean service Monday.

Sorenstam, a World Golf Hall of Famer with 72 LPGA wins and 10 majors to her credit, is uniquely positioned to comment on the excellence of South Korean players. In the late 1990s, she competed against the first generation of Korean stars in the LPGA, led by fellow Hall of Famer Pak Se-ri, and saw how the players inspired by Pak have grown to take over the tour.

In 2017, South Koreans have combined to win 15 out of 29 LPGA tournaments.

“That’s incredible; Korea is the leading country as far as victories and players on the LPGA Tour,” Sorenstam said at a press conference. “There’s over 30 players in the top 100 in the world rankings. That says a lot about the strength, depth and potential of Korean players.”

Sorenstam said she has taken notice not just of recent Korean champions but also others who’ve placed inside the top 10.

“Consistency is what I am impressed about,” she said. “If you want to generalize the strength of the Korean players, they all have amazing work ethic. They’re good under pressure, and they have fluid swings. We all have to look around and try to figure out how the rest of the world can keep up.”

Sorenstam said she wouldn’t be surprised if the trend continued, noting that the Korea LPGA (KLPGA) Tour serves as a “strong pipeline” for talent.

Sorenstam also paid tribute to Pak, saying she has “a lot of respect” for her.

“She has done tremendous things for the game of golf,” she said. “And she’s an amazing ambassador for the game. I call her my friend.”

Sorenstam is an international brand ambassador for Pacific Links International, founded in 2009 by Chinese-Canadian businessman Du Sha. It started its membership services in 2013.

It said South Korean members will enjoy access to 640 golf courses in 30 countries, including such popular tracks as Pebble Beach in Monterey, California, and TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

The company said it is currently affiliated with 15 courses in South Korea, a number it’d like to see increase down the road.

Pacific Links’ individual members must pay an initiation fee of US$15,000, and their annual fees are $500. A family of two can sign up for membership at $24,000 for the initiation fee and $750 in annual dues. All members can enjoy a round of golf at affiliated courses for $60.

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