2022 KPMG Women's PGA Championship: In Gee Chun perseveres to win; three Aussies in top ten

27-Jun-2022

KPMG Women's PGA Championship 2022, Congressional, Bethesda, MD, 23-26 June


In Gee Chun wins KPMG Women's PGA Championship

Three Aussies in Top Ten: Minjee Lee T2, Hannah Green T5, Stephanie Kyriacou T10

From LPGA News, by AP:

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — In Gee Chun rallied after losing the rest of her once-sizeable lead, overcoming a bogey-filled front nine to win the Women's PGA Championship on Sunday when Lexi Thompson faltered with her putter.

Chun shot a 3-over 75 for the second consecutive day at Congressional, but that was enough to win her third major title by a stroke over Thompson and Minjee Lee. Chun, after leading by six at the tournament's midway point, lost a three-shot advantage in the first three holes of the final round. Thompson was two strokes ahead of her after the front nine, but Thompson's putting problems were just beginning.  Read more

From ABC.net.au:

Australian golf star Minjee Lee has fallen agonisingly short in her bold bid for back-to-back majors, finishing equal second at the Women's PGA Championship in Maryland. 

Korean In Gee Chun denied Lee her third major by one shot and claimed her third instead in a dramatic finish at Congressional.

After blowing a three-stroke overnight lead with four bogeys in a diabolical outward nine, Chun rallied down the stretch to post a final-round 3-over-par 75 and hold off Lee and American Lexi Thompson by the slimmest of margins.  Read more

From CBS Sports, by Kyle Porter:

You don't shoot 75-75 on the weekend of a major championship very often and still hold a trophy at the end of the week. That's exactly what In Gee Chun did at this week's KPMG Women's PGA Championship, though, as she took the third major of her career by a stroke over Lexi Thompson and Minjee Lee, who was looking for a second consecutive women's major.

Chun shot 64-69 in the first two rounds to race out to 11 under at the halfway point. The crown jewel of that performance was a Thursday 64 that was nearly 12 strokes better than the field average, which was not only the best round at this tournament over the last decade but one of the great rounds in professional golf this century.  Read more

From Irish Examiner, by Noah Trister:

In Gee Chun rallied after losing the rest of her once-sizeable lead, overcoming a bogey-filled front nine to win the Women’s PGA Championship on Sunday when Lexi Thompson faltered with her putter.

Chun shot a 3-over 75 for the second consecutive day at Congressional, but that was enough to win her third major title by a stroke over Thompson and Minjee Lee. Chun, after leading by six at the tournament’s midway point, lost a three-shot advantage in the first three holes of the final round. Thompson was two strokes ahead of her after the front nine, but her putting problems were just beginning.  Read more

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