HSBC Women's World Championship 2019

Pro golfer Instagram star wants to be known for her game

LPGA Tour rookie He Muni getting into the swing of things on the 12th hole during the first round of the HSBC Women's World Championship yesterday. She carded four-over 76 and finished tied for 51st. He having some time off in Pattaya, where she play
LPGA Tour rookie He Muni getting into the swing of things on the 12th hole during the first round of the HSBC Women's World Championship yesterday. She carded four-over 76 and finished tied for 51st. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

China-born He aims to improve her game and hopes to be No. 1 in the world one day

She has more Instagram followers than Minjee Lee, Nelly Korda and Carlota Ciganda, gets an average of 10,000 likes per post and has so many fan messages in her inbox she simply does not have time to reply.

But 19-year-old golfer He Muni wants to separate her social media activity from her work.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 01, 2019, with the headline 'Instagram star wants to be known for her golf'. Print Edition | Subscribe