Oct 12th, 2020
Kim strolls to victory at Women’s PGA Championship
South Korean in imperious form as Hull finishes strongly
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The South Korean world number seven teed off on Sunday two ahead of the field and added a seven-under-par 63 to take the title by five shots from countrywoman Inbee Park. Her Sunday performance which included seven birdies and no dropped shots was the lowest final round in the event's history. Watching relentless play It seems incredible that Kim has not picked up a major before now!
"This golf course is really challenging," said Kim after grabbing her first major title. "I tried to keep the focus on my job. It was really tough.
"Sometimes I'm shaking my head and my legs were shaking but I was able to keep my focus and I was able to reach my big goal, so I'm very happy about that."
Sadly, both Brooke Henderson and Anna Nordqvist who sat two back from Kim at the start of play never got anything going and it was left to Park to give the leader anything to think about. Park had a faultless round of 65 with five birdies but to her dismay, it was not enough.
"I thought 65 will definitely do it," Park said.
"I was thinking maybe like five to six-under is a good number to kind of post and just see what happens. But obviously Sei Young was just much better than anyone else out there today. She was just really untouchable."
No one could match the 63 from the South Korean but Nasa Hataoka and Carlotta Ciganda finished strongly with rounds of 64 and 65 respectively to share third place.
England's Charley Hull had her best finish in the Women’s PGA Championship with a final round of 69 giving her a share of seventh place on one-under-par. She was one of only eight players to finish under par.