Last year’s winner of the AmazingCre Portland Classic will not be defending her title in the Pacific Northwest this week.
Rolex Rankings World No.1 Jin Young Ko announced on Tuesday that she will be out for several weeks due to injury. A prepared statement reads: “According to her management, Jin Young is sitting out the next few weeks under medical advisement for ‘an overworked wrist.’ She hopes to return at the BMW Ladies Championship.”
In 2021, Ko won the Portland event by four strokes over Jeongeun Lee5 after the tournament was reduced to 54 holes due to severe storms.
Ko missed the cut in her last two starts, the AIG Women’s Open and the CP Women’s Open. So far in 2022, the defending Rolex LPGA Player of the Year has one win at the HSBC Women’s World Championship, three top-5 finishes and a tie for eighth at the Amundi Evian Championship.
Further details will be provided when available.