World number 1, Jin Young Ko, plays at the LPGA event in Belleair

by | Oct 28, 2021 | LPGA

New World No. 1 Jin Young Ko is one of the youngest golfers to commit to playing in the LPGA event in Belleair next month.

Ko topped the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings ahead of Bradenton’s Nelly Korda after winning the BMW Ladies Championship in South Korea last week, her second straight LPGA win and fourth of the season.

Ko and Korda, an Olympic gold medalist, are among seven of the top 10 players who pledged to compete in the Pelican Women’s Championship at Pelican Golf Club from November 8-14.

Other notable figures include Korda’s sister Jessica, 2020 pelican champion Sei Young Kim, major champions Brooke Henderson and Lexi Thompson, and Tampa Bay area residents Brittany Lincicome (Seminole) and Brittany Altomare.

Other recent engagements include two-time Olympian Aditi Ashok, Tiffany Chan, Beatriz Recari, number 19 in the world rankings Lizette Salas, Jennifer Song and Mariajo Uribe. Ocala-based Destiny Lawson will receive the event’s first sponsorship waiver.

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