Christina Kim wants to visit historical monuments of Delhi

Last Updated: Dec 07, 2011, 17:17 PM IST

Gurgaon: The coveted Hero Women`s India Open trophy is not the only thing on two-time LPGA title winner Christina Kim`s mind as the American also plans to explore the capital during her stay.

Kim will be one of the stars teeing off at the DLF golf and country club on Friday morning for the Hero Indian Open but the 27-year-old said she has also charted out a list of Delhi monuments to pay visit to.

"I want to visit Qutub Minar and Humayan Tomb. Red Fort, I wanted to go yesterday but it was closed. So these three are on my list," she says.

Asked about the Taj Mahal and she says: "I want to visit the Taj Mahal too but it is a 4-5 hours drive and my priority is still golf so, may be if I can`t see it this year I will have to come next year."

Kim, who turned pro after her 18th birthday, has won the 2004 Longs Drugs Challenge and the 2005 Mitchell Company Tournament of Champions and was a member of three US Solheim Cup teams in 2005, 2009, and 2011.

Kim, who considers the LET more friendlier than the LPGA, won her first title at the European Tour when she clinched the Sicilian Italian Ladies Open title in October.

"I am a member of the LPGA and also a very proud member of the LET. Both LPGA and LET have similarities but I don`t agree LPGA is superior. LPGA is more businesslike, sometimes one can forget the joys of life, while LET is more friendly," Kim said.

"I would like to come and play in the Asian Tour and would like to include some of the Asian Tour events.”

Asked about her game, the American said she is yet to peak and her game needs a lot of work.

"My game needs a lot of work, I know I have won before but I have just started scratching on the surface and I know I can do more. It is my 10th year in professional circuit but my peak has not come yet, may be my peak will come at 35," she said.

Kim, who co-authored her autobiography, `Swinging from My Heels: Confessions of an LPGA Star`, with Alan Shipnuck, said she wants to start an NGO and also a clothing line of her own in future.

"I would like to start an NGO talking about conservation and work against any kind of abuse such as domestic violence, alcoholism," she said.

"I would also like to have a clothing line someday because I like fashion a lot."

PTI