‘Love in Korea’… “I like tteokbokki”

‘Love in Korea’… “I like tteokbokki”

World No. 1 Ataya Titikkun (Thailand) has a special love for Korea. This is why she was willing to participate as a special guest at the Hanwha Classic (total prize money of 1.7 billion won), the third major tournament of the 2023 season of the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour, which opened on the 24th at the Jade Palace Golf Club (par 72, 6777 yards) in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do. She said, “It is an honor to be invited to the Hanwha Classic, a tournament representing the KLPGA tour.”

Tttikkun is immersed in Korean culture. “I’m a big fan of Korean media, like K-pop and Korean dramas,” he said with a smile, “I also like Korean culture and food.” When asked about his favorite food, he answered, “There are so many. I enjoy eating tteokbokki, jajangmyeon, and Korean barbecue.”토토사이트

Titikkun is a lumber that will lead the world women’s golf world. She gained attention in 2017 when she became the youngest person ever to win the Ladies European Tour (LET) Thailand Championship (14 years, 4 months, 19 days). In the 2020 season, she showed off her outstanding skills by sweeping 5 wins on the Thailand tour. In the winter of 2021, she passed the US Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour Qualifying (Q) School in 3rd place and entered the US stage the following year. In her first year of debut, she picked up two wins and was named Rookie of the Year. At one point, she even reached number one in the world rankings. She currently ranks 18th in the world and 26th in prize money ($788,913).

The tee made a strong impression in her domestic competition. In October of last year, she won the LPGA Tour BMW Ladies Championship at Oak Valley Golf Course in Wonju, Gangwon-do, where she took the lead until the third round and finished sixth. She tied for ninth at the KLPGA Tour Hana Financial Group Singapore Women’s Open in December last year. “I always have good memories of Korean competitions,” she recalled, “I remember Korean fans cheering me on with great enthusiasm at the BMW Ladies Championship last year.”

The tee is looking to win her first domestic event. The prize money for her win at the Hanwha Classic is 306 million won, the largest in a women’s tournament in Korea. He said, “In Korea, she is always receiving positive vibes. She wants to make many Korean friends while running the tournament.” She continued, “There is pressure on the world rankings, but I plan to enjoy the game. I will repay you with good play.”


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