Kim signs up for ODLM

DUBAI - Christina Kim is the latest star to confirm that she will play in the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters (ODLM), held under the patronage of Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highnes Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, at the Emirates Golf Club from December 14 to 17.

The popular American forms part of a stellar field which includes her compatriot Michelle Wie, ‘golf in DUBAi’ ambassador Laura Davies, England’s Melissa Reid, Sophie Gustafson (Sweden) and France’s Gwladys Nocera among other top stars.

Kim, a winner of two LPGA titles and one on the Ladies European Tour, is delighted to be playing in Dubai for the third time in a row. “I love being in Dubai. I could see myself living there,” she said ahead of the €500,000 tournament, promoted and organized by golf in DUBAi.

“I want to visit Dubai every year,” said Kim, who finished tied fourth on six-under 284 last year, just five shots behind winner Iben Tinning of Denmark.

In eight starts on the LET this season, Kim missed just one cut (Women’s British Open) and her best finish being tied second at Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic. The three-time Solheim Cup player, Kim also featured in 20 LPGA events with a tied 13th at the Avnet LPGA Classic being her best result.

Known for her fashion flair and exuberance, the 27-year-old “Excitement Machine” believes in playing aggressively on the course. “Go big or go home,” is her philosophy — and it’s working well for the outspoken lass from San Jose, California.

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