“I started exercising with soccer when I was in the 3rd grade of elementary school. I watched this World Cup without sleeping, and I want to go to ‘Goal Girl’ too…”
Ahn So-hyun (27), who boasts the most popularity on the Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour, returns to the regular tour after three years.
Ahn So-hyun ranked 16th in the KLPGA Tour seeding match last month and will play on the KLPGA regular tour in the 2023 season.
It is the first time in 3 years since 2017 and 2020 that she has been seeded on the regular tour.
Even in 2020, in competitions where Ahn So-hyun participated, regardless of her performance, the top of the Internet portal site golf ‘Most Viewed Articles’ was plastered with So-Hyun Ahn.
Ahn So-hyun, who caught her breath during her recent two-year tour, attended an event to donate heating bills and supplies for her vulnerable class at World Vision in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul on the 12th.
She continues her third year of sponsorship, adding donations to a charity golf tournament she held with her fancafe members last month and proceeds from an auction of her cherished items.
Ahn So-hyun, who we met after the event, said, “I am very happy to return to the regular tour after 3 years.”
Ahn So-hyun, who will start the 2023 season with the PLK Pacific Rings Korea Championship (total prize money of 700 million won) opening in Vietnam on the 16th, said, “The biggest goal in the 2023 season is to play every tournament without regret.” I want to do it, but I have to prepare and train more for that, so I plan to focus on making better use of my strengths in winter training.”
Ahn So-hyun won twice in the second part tour, but in the first part, the best result was 21st in the BC Card/Hankyung Ladies Cup in June 2020.
Ahn So-hyun, who will be leaving for winter training in Thailand in early January next year, said, “Actually, in the past, I mainly trained to make up for my weaknesses, but I feel like I’m losing my strengths, so this year I’m trying to make use of the strengths of the short game 토토 I’m good at.” Silver is also the accuracy of an iron shot, but I think I lost my confidence because I became sensitive to small mistakes because I paid too much attention to it.”
Ahn So-hyun, who has continued to donate even while playing in the second division, said, “Three years ago, I proposed to the management company a donation activity with the fans because I received so much love from the fans that I wanted to repay them.” I’m doing it because I’m willing to help, but it’s burdensome because what I originally wanted to do quietly is known so much, but I’m glad I can give you even a little good influence.”
He also did not forget to say thank you to the fans.
He said, “The support and encouragement of the fans was the driving force, so I was able to prepare more thoroughly for the seed match.” conveyed the heart.
Ahn So-hyun was resolute despite the envious evaluations of some who called her a ‘player who only puts her appearance first’.
He confessed, “Since I am in the spotlight for my external appearance, it is difficult not to pay attention to that aspect.”
He added, “I was too conscious of those words around me, so I couldn’t focus on myself.”
He started playing golf when he was in the 5th grade of Sangdang Elementary School in Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do. Surprisingly, he started exercising with soccer. Even as a golfer, he doesn’t easily fit in with his current image of being young.
Ahn So-hyun introduced her childhood, “I learned to play the piano since I was 4 years old, but I like being active so I played for the school soccer team for about 2 years from the 3rd grade of elementary school.”
Although he was in elementary school, he was a regular player who was registered as a player in the Korea Football Association.
However, her parents, who wanted her daughter to become a pianist, opposed becoming a ‘soccer player’s daughter’, and in the end, she stepped on the grass of a golf course instead of the grass of a soccer field at the recommendation of her father, ‘If you like sports so much, play golf’.
Even now, his love for soccer has not cooled down, so he stayed up all night watching this World Cup, and he also revealed his willingness to quietly appear on the TV entertainment program “Goal Hitters,” in which female celebrities play soccer.
Ahn So-hyun said, “These days, ‘Goal Girl’ is hot, but I really want to go out,” and her eyes twinkle, but she immediately regrets it, saying, “But I’m a professional player whose body is the lifeblood, so I can’t play soccer or my favorite skis or board because of the risk of injury.” did.
Ahn So-hyun, who is leaving for Vietnam to participate in the first tournament of the 2023 season on the 13th, said, “I have been practicing steadily to maintain my shot sense during the seed match in November.” I will do my best to unfold it,” he said.