2022 HSBC Women’s World Championship to take place 3 – 6 March with Hyo Joo Kim set to defend title

2021 Champion Hyo Joo Kim. Photo credit: Getty Images

SINGAPORE, 25th November, 2021 - Korea’s Hyo Joo Kim has confirmed her title defence at the HSBC Women’s World Championship, taking place at Sentosa Golf Club, Singapore from the 3rd to 6th March 2022.

This year’s tournament, played in late April, was the first major sports event to take place in Singapore since COVID-19 stopped play, with Hyo Joo Kim triumphing after a tense back and forth final day battle with fellow major winners, Inbee Park and Hannah Green. The 2014 Evian Championship winner delivered a stunning final round 64 to secure her first victory on the LPGA Tour in five years and claim her fourth LPGA title by a single shot margin.

Kim, the sixth Korean winner of the HSBC Women’s World Championship and currently ranked No.9 on the Rolex World Rankings, is already looking forward to her return to Singapore commenting: “To win such a big event after not having won for such a long time felt so amazing. The tournament has had so many unbelievable winners – almost all of them major winners – that it felt like such a huge win for me. The players kind of refer to it as ‘Asia’s Major’ and it definitely felt like a huge career moment for me winning against such a world-class field.”

The 26-year-old continued, “All of the players appreciated how hard IMG and the Singapore Government worked to enable us to travel to Singapore to play this year with all the international travel restrictions in place, so it was nice to be a part of such an exciting final day and to manage to come out on top. I am going to be very proud to stand on the first tee at beautiful Sentosa and be announced as the defending Champion next year so I can’t wait to see everyone in Singapore in March!”