Rolex Ranking No. 10 Jin Young Ko has made 11 career starts on the LPGA Tour, and 10-time winner on the KLPGA. She made a splash at the 2015 Ricoh Women’s British Open, where she lost a three-stroke lead on the back nine during the final round before finishing runner-up to Inbee Park. She became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open, and joined Beverly Hanson (1951 Eastern Open) as the only players in LPGA history to win in their debut as as Tour Members, and was named 2018 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year.
This will be Ko’s second appearance at the HSBC Women’s World Championship.