The jersey numbers are printed on the back of the players’ jerseys. The Hanwha Life Plus International Crown, a women’s national competition, is expected to draw attention for an interesting element that has not been seen in previous golf tournaments, the so-called ‘back number’.
According to the LPGA on the 3rd, players from eight countries who will participate in the Hanwha Life Plus International Crown will play with uniform numbers. The organizers of the tournament explained, “We put back numbers in a fun way to indicate that it is a team game.” The Korean players who will appear this time also naturally chose their own uniform numbers. Ko Jin-young borrowed the number 7 from his birthday on July 7 and set it as his uniform number. In addition, Jeon In-ji was born in August, and he was number 8, including the number of wins in major tournaments he won at home and abroad. Kim Hyo-joo and Choi Hye-jin got the jersey numbers of their favorite athletes. Kim Hyo-joo wore the number 10 of her favorite soccer player, Lionel Messi. Choi Hye-jin wore the number 23, recalling her own birthday (she was born on August 23) and her back number of her favorite athlete, Michael Jordan.
Players from each country wore a lot of back numbers related to their birthdays. On the other hand, there was a player who had a rather interesting uniform number. Moriya Jutanugarn of Thailand chose the last two digits of her phone number and set 35 as her uniform number. In addition to this, his younger brother Ariya Jutanugarn decided on the number 36, the number after his older sister’s, because he did not want to think about it for too long.
Held for the first time in five years since 2018, the Hanwha LifePlus International Crown is a national competition in which eight countries, including Korea, the United States, Japan, Thailand, Australia, England, Sweden and China, compete for four days. It will be held at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, California, USA for four days from the 5th (Korean time). Korea belongs to Group B with Japan, Thailand and Australia and aims for a second consecutive championship. JTBC Golf will broadcast the first day of the tournament live from 7 am on the 5th.ㅋㅋㅋ벳