The 2022 Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour ended its 8-month long journey with the ‘PLK Pacific Rings Korea Championship with SBS Golf’ held in Vietnam.
This year’s KLPGA Tour was the largest in history with a total prize money of 30 billion won, and continued its box office power as the ‘NO.
According to Nielsen Korea, an audience rating research company, the KLPGA Tour, which was broadcast by the host broadcaster SBS Golf, averaged 0.467% (hereinafter based on paid households in the metropolitan area) for all tournaments and rounds this year, with 0.212% for the LPGA Tour, 0.133% for the KPGA Tour, and 0.059% for the PGA Tour. It appeared to have overwhelmed all tours. 스포츠토토
In particular, the KLPGA Tour won a landslide victory in the live broadcast at the same time of the men’s and women’s 3 tours held in the first week of last November. KLPGA ‘S-OIL Championship’ recorded 0.360%, KPGA ‘Golf Zone Toray Open’ 0.070%, and LPGA ‘Toto Japan Classic’ 0.032%.
Among the 32 competitions this year, the match that recorded the highest viewership rating was the ‘Daebo House D Open’ held in July. Park Min-ji (24) recorded 0.682% in a tournament that challenged the record of ‘defending the title three times in a season in 40 years’.
The round with the highest viewership rating was the final round of ‘Jeju Samdasoo Masters’ (August 7) with 1.095%. At that time, Ji Han-sol (26) showed a great performance with consecutive birdies in the last 4 holes. In addition, ‘DB Group’s 36th Korea Women’s Open’, in which Lim Hee-jung (23) broke the record for the lowest score ever with 19 under par, recorded a viewer rating of 2.031% in Bundang and was recorded as the ‘best one minute’ this year.
Now that the year has ended, the KLPGA Tour is preparing for a more spectacular 2023 season. Starting with the ‘Lotte Rent-A-Car Women’s Open’ in April next year, the whole game will be broadcast live exclusively in Korea and around the world through SBS Golf.