Four major winners sit atop the leaderboard at the 2022 HSBC Women’s World Championship with Thailand’s Patty Tavatanakit a single shot clear after a flawless opening round of 68.
Tournament leader Patty Tavatanakit on her game: “Pretty confident about my game right now. More so comfortable just being on the course. I feel like I found my inner peace just being on the course, and I just enjoy it a little bit more.”
Patty Tavatanakit on how she found her inner peace: “Just feel grateful, I guess. Grateful that I have a job that I like. I get to travel around the world. Most importantly I feel like I just really enjoy — so far enjoying this year a little bit more than last year.”
In her first event of 2022, World No.1 Jin Young Ko continued her streak of consecutive rounds in the 60s with a birdie at the final hole – it stands at a remarkable run of 15.
Ko commented: “I’m trying to get better to 15 rounds straight to hit 60s. And, yeah, I got birdie the last hole. It was huge birdie. And I’m looking forward to the next three days. And we’ll see what happens.”
Two-time Champion Inbee Park on why she plays so well at the HSBC Women’s World Championship: “I think this golf course really suits me. I think this golf course is not overly long, and that really gives me some good advantage of playing with the long hitters. And, yeah, the course is playing really good for me. I mean, it has over the years, and it is this year as well.”
Danielle Kang on the secret of her strong start to the year, “To be honest, I’ve been working at the UFC Performance Institute. And my entire team there has built me — they’re helping me build into another level of athlete. Like I wasn’t banking on the fact that I was going to play better golf, but I wanted to surround myself with people that were stronger than me, older than me, and faster than me.
And they work harder in the gym, and how they fluctuate their body weight and what they can do with their bodies, like I wanted to be around that.
2020 US Open Champion A Lim Kim on the course: “I love it because very wide and clear and faster green and firm green. I love it.”