Golfer Charley Hull out of ANA Inspiration after testing positive for coronavirus

Provided by Golfweek Jin Young Ko

Provided by Golfweek Jin Young Ko

The 24-year-old has been withdrawn from the Ana Inspiration and now faces up to two weeks of self-isolation in Palm Springs, California. They have both chosen to stay home in South Korea instead of traveling during the pandemic, with Ko becoming the first defending champion since 2004 to skip the ANA Inspiration. The ANA Inspiration is one of five major tournaments on the LPGA Tour and is usually the first one held every season.

Ko has not played in a Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour event this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

LPGA protocols will require Hull to quarantine for a minimum of 10 days, the she will be reevaluated by the medical team to determine if she is cleared to return to competition.

"I think I'm more nervous than excited to be back", said Park, a two-times major victor.

"I think taking time off has helped".

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The World No.2 should still be feeling confident though and will be boosted by the fact she was T6th here a year ago. "It's been a while since I've been in a competitive environment, and I've got to keep that in mind while playing the four rounds this week". As she also didn't compete in that many tournaments, she slipped down to fourth despite finishing 2017, 2018 and 2019 as world No. 2. She has three top 10s, including a tie for second in 2016.

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World No. 4 Park Sung-hyun will headline a contingent of 12 South Korean players at the second major championship of the 2020 LPGA season this week.

Despite missing the cut at the AIG Women's Open in Troon last month, she was confident of another big showing at the major formerly known as the Dinah Shore.

Park, former world No. 1, had planned to make her season debut at the February 27-March 1 HSBC Women's World Championship in Singapore, where she was the defending champion. The ANA Inspiration will be Park's second tournament in the United States this season, after the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship at the end of August.

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