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Women’s golf embraces South Korean dominance as a positive force in Asia and worldwide

The LPGA once worried about the dominance of South Korean players in the women’s game. Now it embraces them as a means of driving the sport’s regional and global popularity. John Duerden finds out more.

Yae Eun Hong of South Korea hits her tee shot on the 2nd hole during the first round of the Century 21 Ladies Golf Tournament at Ishizaka Golf Club on July 26, 2019 in Hatoyama, Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)

The LPGA once worried about the dominance of South Korean players in the women’s game. Now it embraces them as a means of driving the sport’s regional and global popularity. John Duerden finds out more.

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