To say it’s challenging to come to be a rookie on the LPGA Tour for the 2021 season is an understatement. But A Lim Kim, the shock U.S. Women’s Open winner before this month, has finished it. A week just after her victory at Champions Golfing Club in Houston, the 25-year-previous from South Korea recognized LPGA Tour membership starting in 2021, the LPGA Tour declared.
Thanks to the shortened 2020 time, and staying wary of the impact COVID-19 would have on players’ willingness to journey, LPGA officials decided to have over the status for all tour associates into 2021. Even though which is fantastic for players by now on the LPGA Tour, it makes it hard for golfers on other excursions who ended up hoping to soar to the LPGA in 2021. The top 5 cash-earners on the Symetra Tour received limited status on the LPGA in 2021, and if a nonmember received a major, she would have the choice to settle for whole LPGA position.
Amazingly, the latter instance had took place twice in 2020. Sophia Popov, a member of the Symetra Tour, gained the AIG Women’s British Open in August and acknowledged LPGA Tour membership. Then, Kim, who’s been a member of the LPGA Tour of Korea (KLPGA) given that 2016 did the exact same in Houston.
Although only taking part in in her initially key, Kim confirmed the composure and will of a veteran at Champions Golf Club, coming from five shots powering and birdieing the final three holes to earn by a single around Globe No. 1 Jin Youthful Ko and Amy Olson. Soon after a overall performance like that, it’s risk-free to say she’s prepared for the LPGA.