If there is one thing Jin Young Ko enjoys the most about returning to Singapore and the HSBC Women’s World Championship, it’s the food. And though she may be confined to her hotel for most of the week, Ko said she still finds a way to experience the local cuisine.
“I have friend in Singapore, so he delivered lots of food yesterday, lunch and dinner. I ate lots of dumplings, and I had chili crabs for dinner, so I'm full still,” said Ko.
The World No. 1 is back in Singapore for the third time, looking to build upon her last two visits to Sentosa Golf Club. Ko notched a T6 finish in 2018 and a T3 result in 2019 and has never recorded a round higher than a 73 in those two events. As she readies for her sixth event of the 2021 season, Ko is coming off three consecutive top-10 finishes and most recently a tie for third at the HUGEL-AIR PREMIA LA Open. The 25-year-old said she had to adjust her practice schedule last week while fighting wrist pain, but feels confident she can work through any lingering injury.
“My game is getting better as first tournament in Florida in January, February. So I hope coming soon to winner's circle, and I will focus on my game and I will fight with heart,” said Ko. “My goal is better play as 2019. And I don't care about, like, future. Like I'm just focused on my, like, driving accuracy and driving, fairway hits, how many hit on green or how many putts average.”