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Ji Eun-hee earns 6th LPGA win at Bank of Hope match-play tournament
Updated: 2022-05-30 17:19:41 KST
And time now for "This Week in Sports" and so joining us in the studio is our sports editor Paul Neat.
Paul, let's start with golf and LPGA. Ji Eun-hee picked up her 6th LPGA win in a "match-play" tournament. What can you tell us about that?

Yes, South Korean veteran Ji Eun-hee on Sunday in Las Vegas beat Ayaka Furue from Japan for her 6th LPGA win.
Ji did so with a score of 3 and 2 in the final of the Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play Tournament.
Ji won her round robin group by winning two and tying one.
Then Ji beat Andrea Lee of the U.S. in the semis 4 and 3.
A "match-play" tournament is a competition between two players where strokes are not tallied up.
Instead, the player who has the lowest score on a hole, wins.
With the win, Ji has qualified for the U.S. Women's Open which tees off this Thursday which she won in 2009.
It was Ji's first LPGA win since 2019 and at 36 is the oldest South Korean to win an LPGA event.
In domestic golf, there were first wins for Jeong Yun-ji and Yang Ji-ho.
For Jeong it was a first KLPGA title which came in the E1 Charity Open after FIVE sudden-death playoff holes with four players tied at eight-under par.
Jeong eventually saw off the challenges of Ha Min-song, Lee So-young, and then Ji Han-sol to seal her very first KLPGA title since debuting in 2020.
Meanwhile, in the men's KPGA, Yang Ji-ho on Sunday won the KB Finance Live Championship at seven under par.
It was his first title win since his debut 14 years ago.
Reportedly, it was in part thanks to his wife and caddie Kim Yu-jeong who suggested a change of club for the 18th hole.

To football and the European Champions League Final.
It is seen as the biggest game in club football. Real Madrid are the Champions of Europe again.

Yes, Real Madrid beat Liverpool on Saturday in Paris in the European Champions League Final.
The game ended 1-0 thanks to Vinicius Junior's goal in the 59th minute.
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah in the build-up to the game had said it was all about "revenge," having lost to Real in the 2018 final and going off injured after an altercation with Sergio Ramos.
But it was the Spanish giants who prevailed to win a record 14th European Cup and a seal a double having also won the La Liga title under returning manager Carlo Ancelotti.
It was Gareth Bale's last involvement for Real Madrid with the Wales forward's contract due to expire at the end of June.
Earlier last week, on Thursday AS Roma beat Feyenoord 1-0 in the first-ever UEFA Europa Conference League Final - a third-tier competition in its inaugural season.
Roma are managed by Jose Mourinho and earned the club a first trophy in 14 years and first continental prize in more than 60 years.

Sticking with football, the Korean national team is in action this week, taking on Brazil and three other teams.
Fans will be looking forward to seeing Son Heung-min versus Neymar.

That they will, Son and the rest of the national team squad began training today ahead of the upcoming friendly matches.
Media duties took place at around 4:20 PM before an open training session at 5 PM.
Manager Paulo Bento has most of his first choice players available with the exception of defender Kim Min-jae.
This could be an opportunity for Daejeon Hana Citizen captain Cho Yu-min to impress having received his first call up.
The team has four friendlies in June and tickets sold out quickly.
First up is Brazil this Thursday in Seoul, Chile on Monday the 6th in Daejeon, Paraguay next Friday in Suwon and then back to Seoul again for Egypt on June 14th.
The Brazil squad arrived on Thursday and have been doing a bit of sightseeing.
They've been to the theme park Everland in Yongin, Namsan Tower in Seoul, and according to YTN, a club in Gangnam.

Changing things up to baseball, another home run for Choi Ji-man.

Yes, a fourth home run of the season for Choi Ji-man.
The latest came on Sunday local time in Tampa Bay Rays' 4-2 win over the New York Yankees.
His home run tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the second inning with the Rays having found themselves trailing.
It came off Yankee's starting pitcher Luis Severino and was a mile per hour fastball that was hit over the left-field wall.
It was Choi's only hit of the game to take him to 20 RBIs.
But he did draw a walk and earn a run in the seventh inning to make it 4-1.
Choi missed about 10 days of action from late April to early May with an elbow injury but is still ranked second on the Rays with 20 RBIs and 18 walks.

Ryu Hyun-jin looks set to return to action later this week. What can you tell us?

Yes, Ryu has had some injury problems of his own but is due to start this Wednesday.
The Toronto Blue Jays announced on Sunday local time that Ryu Hyun-jin will take to the mound against the Chicago White Sox at Rogers Centre in Toronto at 7:07 PM Wednesday local time, or 8:07 AM Thursday in South Korea.
Ryu had been experiencing elbow tightness in his previous match but does now look set to start.
Ryu is 2-0 with a 5.4-8 ERA after five starts this season.

And finally to tennis and the French Open. It looks like we're set for a blockbuster quarter final.

Yes, indeed. Rafael Nadal will face Novak Djokovic on Tuesday.
The New York Times described it as the "French Open rematch we've been waiting for."
The meeting will be the first since the incredible semifinal last June which ended in a win for Nadal.
World number 1 Djokovic beat Diego Schwartzman of Argentina in straight sets in the fourth round.
Nadal, a 13-time French Open champion, beat Canada's Felix Auger Aliassime three sets to two.

Alright, thanks for that Paul. See you next time.
Thank you.
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