Chevron Championship: Georgia Hall ready to reach ‘another level’; chasing a second big win | Golf News


Chevron Championship is the first of five women’s majors on a packed 2022 schedule; World number 1 Jin Young Ko headlines the event and Patty Tavatanakit returns as defending champion – watch live this week on Sky Sports Golf

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The Chevron Championship – the first major women’s competition of the year – is taking place for the last time at Mission Hills Country Club. Who will be the last to jump to do the celebration jump in Poppy’s Pond?

The Chevron Championship – the first major women’s competition of the year – is taking place for the last time at Mission Hills Country Club. Who will be the last to jump to do the celebration jump in Poppy’s Pond?

Georgia Hall insists she’s ready to take her career to the next level as she targets a climb up the world rankings and a second major title at the Chevron Championship.

Hall finished in the top 30 in her first three events of the LPGA Tour season, then came back from a five-week hiatus with a five-time victory on the Ladies European Tour at the Saudi Ladies International.

The 25-year-old made her major breakthrough at the 2018 AIG Women’s Open and most recently played in two of the five majors last season, and she arrives in California in a confident mood ahead of this season’s opener.

Georgia Hall aims for a second major title at the Chevron Championship

Georgia Hall aims for a second major title at the Chevron Championship

“I feel like I’ve done a lot in golf already, but this year I just want to take it to another level,” Hall said in his pre-tournament press conference. “I’m really ready to do it and I can’t wait to win a lot more events [and] get the best world ranking possible – world number 1, I hope.

“I just want to go to another level and I really want to achieve even more in my career, so hopefully I can do that. I was obviously very happy with the win. [in Saudi Arabia] and the way I played. Winning by five shots, leading from start to finish was something I was very proud of.

“My previous two big wins came late, in the second half of the year, so I was really happy to start this year well. Normally I have a pretty slow start to the year, so I was very happy to have the victory.

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“I played well in Florida in February and the confidence has been growing since my win. I put in a lot of work at the start of the season so I’m in a very stable place right now, very happy with my golf.”

Thailand’s Patty Tavatanakit returns as the defending champion for the last edition held at Mission Hills Country Club, with the tournament moving from the Houston area as part of the sponsorship deal with Chevron from 2013 .

Patty Tavatanakit celebrated her ANA Inspiration victory with the traditional jump in Poppie's Pond before receiving the trophy in Mission Hills.

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Patty Tavatanakit celebrated her ANA Inspiration victory with the traditional jump in Poppie’s Pond before receiving the trophy in Mission Hills.

Patty Tavatanakit celebrated her ANA Inspiration victory with the traditional jump in Poppie’s Pond before receiving the trophy in Mission Hills.

World number 1 Jin Young Ko is aiming for a sixth win in 11 starts, at the site where she won the first of two major titles in 2019, while 19 of the world’s top 20 are set to compete for a $5 million prize (3 £.6 million). Stock Exchange.

Inbee Park and Lydia Ko are among the former winners slated for departure, while this season’s six winners on the LPGA Tour – including Danielle Kang and Atthaya Thitikul – are in action at Rancho Mirage.

Watch the Chevron Championship all week long live on Sky Sports. Live coverage begins Thursday from 5 p.m. on Sky Sports Golf and on the Sky Sports Golf YouTube channel, with a second session then available from midnight.




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