In-form Patty set for Singapore

Patty will be at Sentosa. - AFP

FEATURING one of the most strongest fields since its inception in 2008, the HSBC Women’s World Championship 2021 will again parade a classy line-up at Sentosa Golf Club at the end of the month.

The event will also have in it, a sponsor’s invitation awarded to Thailand’s Patty Tavatanakit, who earlier this month won the year’s first Major championship - in her rookie season.

The big hitting 21-year-old from Bangkok saw off a late challenge from Lydia Ko to claim her first LPGA Tour victory at the ANA Inspiration and joins Ariya Jutanugarn as the only two players from Thailand, male or female, to win one of the game’s Major titles.

Tavatanakit said:“I’m feeling good about where my game is right now, and I really feel ready to take on the rest of the season.

“The win at the ANA Inspiration hasn’t really sunk in yet, but I’m so grateful to my coaches and trainers who helped make that lifelong dream a reality.

“I’m really excited to play the HSBC Women’s World for the first time which is a tournament I’ve always followed. I’ll be familiar with the conditions in Singapore so hopefully I can do well.”

Amanda Tan returns to the Tanjong Course by virtue of being Singapore’s top ranked player. It will be the 22-year old’s fourth outing at the tournament having previously played in 2014,2017 and 2019.

“Thank you very much to HSBC for the invitation to compete in this year’s HSBC Women’s World Championship, ” said Tan. “It’s a great honour to represent Singapore once again and especially to play at Sentosa Golf Club which is my home club.

“As always, I’m really looking forward to it and will do my absolute best to give all the fans at home something to cheer about.”

These players join a stellar field of 69 golfers set to include six of the world’s top-10, the current world number one Ko Jin-young, multiple Major winners and three former champions.

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