Jinyoung Ko, the world's second-ranked women's golfer participating in the Tokyo Olympics, has risen to the top of the LPGA Tour for the first time in 7 months. It was a championship dedicated to my grandmother, who passed away four months ago.

Correspondent Ha Seong-ryong.


Jinyoung Ko picked up three birdies in the first four holes with elaborate putting and boosted momentum, but was chased by Finland's Kastren, the second-placed runner-up, and was chased again by one stroke at the end.

However, he put the 18th hole papert on without any shake and won his eighth career in seven months.

Jinyoung Ko, who looked up at the sky for a while after winning the championship, shed tears as she remembered her grandmother who passed away in March.

[Go Jin-young / 2nd place in the world of women's golf: My grandmother passed away last March (I couldn't go to Korea) and I couldn't even say goodbye. So I think (this win) was more emotional.] Jinyoung Ko, who gave up the

world No. 1 position due to continued sluggishness this season, was confident of a rebound saying that he had bottomed out and became stronger.

[Go Jin-young / 2nd place in the world of women's golf: I think it was golf 'puberty'. It was a tough time, but it was something I had to go through at least once, and I'm fine now. I've gained a lot of confidence.]

Jin-young Ko will compete in the Tokyo Olympics after tuning her shot sense at the Evian Championship, which will start on the 22nd, and challenge for the second consecutive championship as a Korean athlete following Park In-bee in 2016.

[Go Jin-young / 2nd place in women's golf world: I want to show you a game with no regrets with the Taegeukgi on the left chest. Korea national team fighting.]

(Video editing: Lee Jung-taek)