In December, inclinations poured into the golf world. Lim Seong-jae and Kim Si-woo got married on the 17th and 18th, and Lydia Ko, a Korean New Zealander, is about to marry Jung Jun, the son of Hyundai Card Vice Chairman Jeong Tae-young, at Myeongdong Cathedral in Seoul on the 30th of this month. Also, her ‘golf empress’ Inbi Park announced on the 13th that she was pregnant through her own social media. After she got married last 2014, she becomes a mother of one child in about 9 years.
There is nothing more precious than building a family for her. Her marriage and having a child made her a great turning point for golfers.
‘Golf Emperor’ Tiger Woods cites his family as the driving force behind difficulties such as scandals, injuries and postoperative complications. 메이저사이트 When Woods was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in April, he said, “I was able to stand here because I had parents, mentors, friends, and people who supported me through difficult times.” He recently taught his son Charlie how to play golf, and has found new motivation by participating in his family’s events.
Rory McIlroy, his wife Erica Stoll, and daughter Poppy McIlroy. [Photo by Gettyimages]
There were many golfers who won a golf tournament or climbed higher after having a new family. Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), world No. 1 in men’s golf, climbed higher after gaining his daughter and having new motivation. McIlroy, who gained his daughter Poppy Kennedy McIlroy last September 2020, has since risen to world number one, racking up five wins between 2021 and 2022. The same is true in women’s golf, which directly undergoes physical changes due to childbirth. ‘Iron Lady’ Stacey Lewis (USA) drew attention by winning the Scottish Women’s Open on the LPGA Tour two years after giving birth to her daughter in 2018. At the time, Lewis said, “I felt the second act of her golfing life began when she had her child. Everything changed. From the day her daughter was born, she worked hard to achieve her goal of winning trophies.” said. Even before Lewis, Nancy Lopez (USA), Julie Inkster (USA), and Catriona Mathew (Scotland) were recorded as golfers who experienced winning after becoming her mother.
Of course, there were golfers who made positive psychological changes through marriage and childbirth, regardless of their performance. Michelle Wie West (USA), who gave birth to her daughter in 2020, said, “Having her daughter has completely changed her view of the world. She wants to be a strong woman that her daughter can look up to.” Having felt a change in her life by putting her family, not golf, at the center of all her thoughts, she is carefully preparing to take the ‘second life’ step.
There were many cases where marriage and childbirth became a good turning point in a positive way for golfers. I hope that golfers who have found a ‘new turning point’ through marriage and pregnancy this December will have many more smiling days on the field and outside.