In California Patty Tavatanakit dominates and wins, with 270 (66 69 67 68, -18) hits the ANA Inspiration, the first major 2021 of women's golf. At Rancho Mirage enterprise show for the Thai, who overtakes the New Zealand Lydia Ko, second with 272 (-16) and thus becomes the first rookie to conquer the tournament - now in its 50th edition - since 1984 when the company was signed Juli Inkster, who later established herself as one of the most important American players.
Patty Tavatanakit, biography
At 21 years, 4 months and 25 days, the Tavatanakit is the 14th in the history of the LPGA Tour to conquer a Grand Slam tournament. She was born in Bangkok, she made herself known in 2019 when she imposed herself 3 times on the Symetra Tour, the second US circuit.
At the Mission Hills Country Club, on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course (par 72), she took the lead from the first lap and never gave up. First at the finish line, she beat champions of the caliber of the South Korean Sei Young Kim, third with 277 (-11) alongside the American Nelly Korda, of the Chinese Shanshan Feng.
Same score pure for the Danish Nanna Koerstz Madsen. While Jin Young Ko, queen of world golf, placed 7 / a (278, -10) arrive Inbee Park and Ally Ewing. Tenth place (279, -9) for Mirim Lee (outgoing champion), Megan Khang and Moriya Jutanugarn.
The California venture earned Tavatanakit $ 465,000 for a prize pool of 3,100,000. Her first career win on the LPGA Tour comes in a major. For the Thai it is a historic triumph. It is that of the Japanese Tsubasa Kajitani, seventeen, the second name engraved on the trophy of the Women’s Amateur in Augusta (Georgia), the top event in women's golf for the quality of the field and competition theater.
The same where the Masters will be staged next week. She started two shots back yesterday morning, she survived a double bogey at 17, she reacted with a super recovery to the last one and waited as a leader in the clubhouse for the playoffs.
She won against the American Emilia Migliaccio after a playoff hole, always the 18th, this time played to perfection. New Tiger Woods' tweet. Two weeks ago, the 15-time major champion announced he is back home and continuing his recovery.
“Happy to report that I am back home and continuing my recovery. I am so grateful for the outpouring of support and encouragement that I have received over the past few weeks”. On Saturday night, he made his second public comment following his accident.
He congratulated Tsubasa Kajitani, who one the Augusta National Women’s Amateur in a playoff. "Congrats to Tsubasa Kajitani on winning the @anwagolf with an amazing playoff finish. Enjoy the special moment, and good luck to all of the kids tomorrow in the @DriveChipPutt", Woods said.