In Gee Chun’s Weight Loss in 2022: Did She Lose Weight Due to Her Illness?

In Gee Chun’s recent victory brought her into the spotlight of her fans and critics as they were wondering about her weight loss journey in 2022. Standing at the height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75m) tall, In Gee Chun has not undergone any weight loss recently, however, she lost quite a bit of her body weight and strength at the age of 22, and she is struggling to gain them back.

Chun In-gee born on August 10, 1994, often known as In Gee Chun, is a professional golfer from South Korea. She was born in Gunsan, North Jeolla Province. She was born in the North Jeolla Province city of Gunsan. She has three major titles to her name: the 2022 Women’s PGA Championship, the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open, and the 2016 Evian Championship, all with a score of 21 under par, the lowest winning score in a major for either men or women.

As the only person to ever win a major on three different tours in a single year, Chun made history in 2015. She won one major on the LPGA Tour, the U.S. Open, along with two majors on the KLPGA Tour, the Hite Jinro Championship, and the KB Financial Star Championship, two majors on the JLPGA, the World Ladies Championship Salonpas Cup, and the Japan Women’s Open Golf Championship.

She joined compatriot Se Ri Pak as the only two golfers in LPGA Tour history to win majors as their first two LPGA Tour victories by winning the 2016 Evian Championship. Chun represented the Republic of Korea in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

In Gee Chun of South Korea won the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship on June 26 after overcoming a stunning meltdown in the front nine to win her third major golf championship.

With her recent victory, she has been in the spotlight and many of her fans and followers are commenting on her looks. They claim she looks slimmer this season. Has she really lost weight? Let’s find out about her weight loss journey.

Previously, we touched on the weight loss efforts of Twomad and Andy Ruiz Jr.

Are In Gee Chun’s Weight Loss and Her Illness Related?

In Gee Chun (@ingeechun_dumbo), the U.S. Women’s Open champion was diagnosed with a rare esophageal disease at the age of 22. Through the process, she lost weight and muscle mass. She is still having trouble regaining her previous strength.

According to Golf Channel, In Gee Chun couldn’t swallow her food and her windpipe was tightening. Chun’s esophagus needed to be stretched right away, which required an esophageal dilatation. She only consumed baby food for ten days and spent two days in the hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

In order to maintain her physical fitness, In Gee Chun adheres to the diet plan and works out frequently. Teenagers in South Korea look up to her as an inspirational athlete and role model.

As of recently, 27 years old In Gee Chun, who stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75m) tall weighs around 70 kgs which is a healthy body weight for a woman as tall as her.

After suffering from an unknown esophageal illness, In Gee Chun underwent weight loss, including muscle mass, in 2017. She struggled to gain back all those lost weight and strength, but she eventually gained back all her strength and body weight.

While she hasn’t experienced any weight loss lately, she recently won the Women’s PGA championship which shows that she is both physically and mentally fit.

South Korea’s In Gee Chun Wins Her Third Major in Maryland

In Gee Chun won her third major victory by playing her best in the opening round on a rainy day and then battling through a hot weekend at Congressional.

On Sunday, she rapidly gave up what was left of a sizable lead before battling back to win by one when Lexi Thompson’s putting struggled toward the end.

On each of the final two days of the competition, Chun had a 3-over 75. She finished at 5-under 283, only one stroke better than Minjee Lee (70) and Thompson (73) combined. Chun stated:

Before start today my coach told me, ‘In Gee, if you enjoy your game, this trophy is yours, Sometimes it’s really hard to keep smiling when my game, I mean, going not good, but I think I hung in there. So I’m so proud now.

After the prize money for the competition was doubled, Chun took home $1.35 million. In Gee Chun lost a three-shot edge in the opening three holes of the final round after holding a six-shot lead halfway through the round. Thompson had a two-shot advantage over Chun after the first nine holes, but her putting troubles had only just begun.

After missing a par putt from a few feet on hole 14, the 27-year-old Floridian’s advantage was restored to two after a birdie on hole 15. She then bogeyed the par-5 16th as Chun shot a birdie, tying the score with two holes left.

Thompson (@lexi) three-putted for bogey on hole 17 but declined to have a post-round press conference. Her birdie putt on 18 wasn’t struck with enough force after a superb approach from the rough.

On the par-4 18th hole, In Gee Chun’s approach shot rolled past the hole and just off the back of the green, but she made a putt to within a few feet and sank it for the victory.

That strong start provided her some leeway, but it also set her up for a potentially torturous weekend of high-pressure golf. Although she still had a six-stroke advantage going into Saturday, it had shrunk to three after three rounds.

In Gee Chun won only two victories in the United States, the first of which came at the 2015 U.S. Open. Since 2018, she had not won any place in the world.  In France at the Evian Championship the following year, she won her second major.

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