“I’m really confused”…KLPGA ‘Homonymy Distinction’

‘Ji Hyun Lee 2, Ji Hyun Lee 3, Ji Hyun Lee 7’.

These are the players who competed in the KB Financial Star Championship, the fourth major of the Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) Tour season, which concluded on October 10 at Blackstone Golf Club in Icheon, Gyeonggi-do. There were three other players with the same name. There are many golfers with the same name in Korea. So how do you tell them apart?

The KLPGA Tour usually assigns numbers to players with the same name in order of entry. Lee Ji-hyun7 is the last player to play on the regular tour. There are three more players after her. They are associate members, not full members. In this case, capitalize the alphabet. Ji-Hyun A, Ji-Hyun B, Ji-Hyun C, etc. If the Teaching Pro has the same name, you can use lowercase letters of the alphabet. For example, Ji Hyun A, Ji Hyun B, etc.

It’s interesting to note that Kim Ji-hyun, who has five career wins on the KLPGA Tour, and Kim Ji-hyun 2 (four career wins), who retired in 2020, have the same number. The two players have the same induction date. In the end, they were numbered by calculating their average hitting on the Dream (2nd) Tour. There are also many players who changed their names to change the atmosphere. Lee Soo-ji 2 became Lee Sim-bi, Kim Min-sun 5 became Kim Si-won, and so on.

Lee Jung-sung, who plays on the U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour, has the number 6 after her name according to the order of her membership. She is nicknamed ‘Hot Six’ because she actively utilizes ‘6’. When she registered her name on the LPGA Tour, she requested that the number 6 be added.

There are many players with the same name on the Korean Tour of the Korean Professional Golf Association (KPGA). The Korean Tour uses a membership number. Normally, this is fine, but if you play on the same tour or participate in the same tournament, you should add your membership number after your name to prevent confusion among players and fans. An example of this is Kim Do-hoon 752 and Kim Do-hoon 753, gold medalists at the 2006 Doha Asian Games in Qatar. Both players registered as KPGA members on the same day, so their numbers are not very different.먹튀검증

By the way, the Organization of World Golf Ranking (OWGR), which manages the world rankings, uses the year and month of birth to distinguish between players with the same name. Foreign players on the international tour rarely have the same name. This is because they can play under a pseudonym instead of their real name. The Emperor of Golf, Tiger Woods, is known as Eldrick Tont Woods, while long-hitting Bubba Watson (USA) is known as Gary Lester Watson Jr.

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