Anne Shin-hye (32), who has attracted attention on the Japanese Tour under the nickname “Sexy Queen,” made her first appearance on the Korean Women’s Golf Tour in two years and four months.
She was nominated to play in the “S-OIL Championship” (November 2-5) on the Korean Regular Tour. She shot a 74 on day 1 with 3 birdies and 5 bogeys, and another 74 on day 2 with 3 birdies and 5 bogeys to finish in a tie for 62nd place at 4-over. He finished the two-day tournament one stroke short of qualifying.
After the match, on his Instagram,
‘I felt my heart pounding. For the first time in a really long time. It’s frustrating but this is golf. Still, it was fun, I was happy, and I was happy. Thank you for remembering me and supporting me. See you again!”
I left a message.
She is still practicing, playing rounds, and training, as can be seen on her Instagram, but first of all, she may have regained some confidence in her ability to compete by making birdie in a real competition.
There is a reason why she played in a real tournament for the first time in a while. It is because she decided to play in this month’s Japan Women’s Tour QT (Qualifying Tournament).
She first joined the Japanese Tour in 2005, and was so much in the eyes of Japanese golf fans that she created a “sexy queen whirlwind. She also took and passed the professional test in 2007. She also made it through to the final QT that year, finishing 25th, and was scheduled to compete on the regular tour in 2008. However, due to entry restrictions caused by the COVID-19 crisis, she was forced to give up traveling between Japan and Korea, and after that, she naturally disappeared from the stage due to a decline in motivation.
Although she has not publicly announced her “retirement,” she has been living a life almost completely removed from the forefront of the game, and it was thought that she would never play again, but this summer she decided that she wanted to try the Japan Tour again. Prior to his appearance at this year’s tournament, he told the domestic media “Sports W” about his current state of mind.
I wanted to give it one more shot before my season in Korea is over. I am preparing for the Japan Tour QT later this month. One of the reasons for my participation is that I wanted to experience real competition in Korea before going to Japan.”
She also revealed how her feelings changed when she decided to challenge the Japanese QT.
I had been living my life almost as if I had retired,” he said. I had not officially finished, but I thought I could no longer play the sport of golf professionally. Recently, however, I began to feel that I wanted to give it one last try, and decided to give the Japanese QT a try. I don’t have much time to prepare, and I don’t have enough practice in some areas, but I still like to think that I have some time left.”
Anne Shin hye will first compete in the “first stage” (November 21-24), and if she makes it through that, she will be able to advance to the final stage (November 28-December 1) the following week. She plans to arrive in Japan in the coming days to play rounds on the golf course where the tournament will be held in order to prepare for the real competition.
Although his “looks” such as his tight clothes tend to be the talk of the town, he is a player with three wins on the Korean Tour, including one major. He has won three majors on the Korean Tour, including one major, and his desire to be recognized for his abilities has not changed. He also says that as he has gotten older, his attitude toward golf has changed.
I’m no longer embarrassed by my lack of results or concerned about how others view me. What is it that I really want? If I were to retire, I would just disappear as I am now, and from now on I want to make my own choice to retire.”
He will be 33 years old this December. He is now at an age where he is considered a veteran, and he honestly said, “I don’t have the distance that I had in my prime. This challenge in Japan may be her last as a tour professional, but Anne Sinay has determination and pride. I hope that she will do her best without any regrets and make it through the QT to once again create a “sexy queen whirlwind” on the Japan Women’s Tour next year.
Interview & Writing： Myung-Woo Kim PHOTO： MHN Sports