Not with the proverbial whimper but a bang. That’s how the South Koreans are getting back to business in the wake of their experiences with the coronavirus. They are opening with a major, the Korea LPGA Championship. And how, when May 14 comes round, we’re all going to enjoy what will be our first sight of live golf in months.
Two of the world’s top 10 – Sei Young Kim and Jeongeun Lee6 – are down to play in Yangju for a prize fund of $1.8 million. Full details of the event – these including the situation with regard to spectators – will unfurl alongside the latest updates on what will hopefully continue to be a dwindling number of COVID-19 cases.
The careful planning behind the event is entirely in keeping with the way the country has handled the pandemic. From the moment they had their first case, they had a plan. Close as they are to China, where the virus had its origins, the South Koreans were able to avoid shutting down their economy through widespread quarantine measures and endless testing. To give one telling statistic, ...
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