Thrilling final at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. A tournament that seemed mortgaged after the first rounds by South Korean In Gee Chun, was reopened by an incredible collapse of the latter in the second and third rounds.
After also being at -11 at the halfway point, the South Korean dropped to -5 which was then enough for her to win her third Major in her career.
In Gee Chun, results
Two consecutive rounds of 75 strokes for her, for a total of six strokes lost in the last 18 holes.
A vertical collapse, perhaps even mental, which allowed the opponents to return. The Australian Minjee Lee and the American Lexi Thompson first approached, then paired, even passing her in the provisional standings. An unfortunate management of the last two holes by Thompson, Lee's bogey at 17 and above all the providential birdie for Chun at the par 5 of the 16, have definitely brought the trophy to the 28-year-old's bulletin board, in one of the most incredible finals of the season.
She closes at -3 and the Thai Atthaya Thitikul in fourth position. A lot of South Korea in the top 10 thanks to Hyo Joo Kim, Hye-jin Choi and Sei Young Kim who, together with the Japanese Nasa Hataoka and the Australian Hannah Green, finish in fifth position at -1, the last to be able to finish below par.
Chun In-gee, also known as In Gee Chun, born August 10, 1994 in Gunsan, is a South Korean professional golfer playing on the LPGA Tour. Winner of the US Open in 2015 then the Evian Championship in 2016, she is the first player in history to win major tournaments on three different circuits in a single season (in 2015).
Chun represents his country at the Olympic tournament in Rio in 2016. Chun In-gee started golfing at the age of 11 when his father took him to hit the ball on a driving range with one of his friends1. The teasing of her father's friend pushes her to hit balls to show what she is capable of1.
After training for a whole day, she begins to find pleasure in it1. Having turned professional at a very young age, at 17, she began to cash in the winnings and helped her parents, former restaurateurs who had to close the restaurant two years earlier following her mother's ankle injury which rendered him unfit for work.
chef job1. Gifted in mathematics, her intelligence quotient is evaluated at 1382, she studied at the prestigious University of Korea3. Chun In-gee plays on the Asian tour, chaining successes4. She is one of the most popular players in South Korea3.