In Gee Chun Wins Women's PGA Championship

In Gee Chun Wins Women's PGA Championship

South Korean tennis player In Gee Chun won the Women’s PGA Championship. This is her third major title but her first in the last six years.

The 27-year-old player, who previously won the US Open winner and Evian Championship winner, won just one shot ahead of the field. She finished on five under.

Chun, who is world number 33, won US$1.35, said, “It just means a lot because I didn’t have any wins for almost three-and-a-half years.

“My loyal fans in Korea, they never gave up on me no matter how I did.”

Tied for second are Minjee Lee and Lexi Thompson with four under. Other players who made it into the top 10 include Northern Irish golfer, Stephanie Meadow tied for 10th place on level par.

Thompson looked like she was in the driving seat in the final holes but after she bogeyed the final three holes. She finished with a 73.

Chun’s last LPGA tour victory was back in October 2018 when she won the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship. Her last major was the Evian Championship in 2016 and the US Women’s Open in 2015.

In her post-win conference, she said that she had battled a four-year slump that led to depression.

When I got a slump, some people said, ‘In-gee, you should retire because your game is not good right now,’” she said.

“But no matter what they said, I believe I can make a win again. I’m so proud now.”

“I think this win feels really special because I always said my depression is getting better,” Chun said.

“I’m just so happy to make win after all that happened. I just want to keep saying, ‘I’m so proud of myself.

“That’s why I want to keep saying thanks to everyone who believed in me and never gave up on me.”

Maree cartujano
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