There are two main factors that make Malaysia Sime Darby LPGA Championship will provide stiff competition this time.In addition to the first edition of the championship title with cash of U.S. $ 1.8 million (RM5.5 million), the coveted position of number one world ranking also be betting among the top five players this time.
Certainly felt the heat of competition is the Japanese player, Ai Miyazato is now surpass Rolex rankings after won the LPGA Safeway Classic last August for another four closest rivals also be downloaded in action at the Golf & Country Club Kuala Lumpur (KLGCC) for three days starting tomorrow.
Ai with the best record of five wins in the tour this season, not in comfortable position in the ranking as jurangnya with four players - Cristie Kerr (USA), Shin Jiyai (China), Yani Tseng (Taiwan) and Suzann Petersen (Norway) is distinguished by the range points less than 0:54.
However, Ai is already in the capital to face the tournament's best player as well as nine of the world does not want too much to think about the status of world number one who held it.
Instead the 25-year-old is more like a small bodied humble when asked questions by reporters at a press conference launching the championship trophy at the Sime Darby Convention Centre in the capital yesterday. "I am delighted to be playing with great players and I do not feel myself as world number one, because our position is not so much .
"I just want to appreciate the opportunities I have now to add to the experience when playing with players better. If you can win the inaugural tournament is certainly something very special, but I realized it was not easy because of many great players are here, ' "Miyazato said that sitting next closest competitor, Cristie at the press conference.
Critie, the best player in the U.S. release status of world number Ai SatuDunia to take the warning last August that he would try to seize back the position of the LPGA championship thy Malaysia Sime Darby is a great opportunity to do so.
"I hope to play well this week to regain the number one position. I love Asia, I like hot cuacu and is a great golf course. I am happy to be here to compete with other players,''he said.
When the two best players want to fight for the championship, world number three players from China, Shin prefer to relax approach. When asked about the end goal is here, he jokingly said,''I just want to lose weight.''
Malaysia's Sime Darby LPGA Championship will be stroke play format with no cut at the same time ensuring that all players will be in Kuala Lumpur during the tournament rolling, and give fans the opportunity approaching their favorite players.