LPGA 2021 - HSBC Women’s World Championship - Sentosa GC, Singapore
LPGA players adjust to stricter protocols in Singapore
Today Tyrell Hatton became the fourth PGA TOUR player to withdraw from Valspar after having tested positive for Covid. Meanwhile in Singapore LPGA players understand very well the reason for the conditions they must now follow, but quarantine procedures in particular require more patience.
From Golf Digest:
“Life is different with COVID,” said Inbee Park, twice a winner of HSBC title. “We had a 17-and-a-half hour flight from L.A. to here. After that we were sent to hotel and got tested and then another probably 12 to 14 hours in the room quarantined. Probably we spent about 30, 40 hours just indoors.”
Only room service will be allowed for player dining during the evenings. Shuttles will carry players to and from the hotel to the course...
“I know it is sometimes tough when you are just stuck in the room and just, you know, there’s nothing you can do,” Park said. “But obviously we are doing it for everyone’s safety and that’s what we need to do. … It’s just something that we need to do in order to play golf tournaments.” Read the full article here
Australians in the field, and also subject to the same protocols of course, are Minjee Lee who was runner-up in 2019, Hannah Green, who showed herself to be a real contender at last week's LA Open, Su Oh and Katherine Kirk. Kiwi Lydia Ko is competing at the Sentosa as well.