Jin Young Ko. Mike Stobe
Wold No. 4 Jin Young Ko has added her name to a star-studded roster for the inaugural Aramco Team Series — Hong Kong, alongside world No. 2 Lilia Vu, and Chinese golf stars Xiyu Lin and Muni He.
The competition, at Hong Kong Golf Club, Fanling from October 6-8, is sure to be a big draw, especially as the star-power factor keeps growing.
Sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour, the ATS returns to Asia after its successful debut in Singapore earlier this year. As the penultimate stop on this global golf series ahead of the finale in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the ATS event in Hong Kong will see 28 teams of four — three professionals and one amateur — competing over two days alongside a three-day individual stroke play contest for the 78-player field.
Jin is currently one of the biggest stars in golf, the two-time major winner continues to make her mark in the women’s game. In June, she set the record for the most career weeks at world No. 1 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings, surpassing Lorena Ochoa’s impressive 13-year record of 158 weeks as the leading player in women’s golf.
Out of the 15 events the 28-year-old has contested this year, she has triumphed on two occasions. The first victory transpired in March at the HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore, where she successfully defended her title and etched her name into the tournament’s history books as the first-ever back-to-back champion. Jin shone again at the Cognizant Founders Cup in May when she claimed victory, making her a three-time winner having previously captured the title in 2018 and 2019.
“I’m excited to compete in my first-ever Aramco Team Series event in a city I’ve yet to play in as well,” Jin said. “I’ve heard many exciting things about the innovative team and individual formats of the Aramco Team Series and can’t wait to have fun competing alongside top professionals and amateurs, and hopefully, I’ll be able to capture both titles in October.”