THE BGB LOWDOWN…

  • Sei Young Kim captured her first Major Championship with victory at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship on Sunday.
  • The Korean player closed out a stunning 63 to coast to a five shot victory over countrywoman Inbee Park.
  • She posted seven unanswered birdies to set the winning score of 14-under par, 266 a record low for the Championship.
  • Park shot 65 to finish at nine-under par, two shots clear of Japan’s Nasa Hataoka (64) and Spain’s Carlota (65).
  • Anna Nordqvist made up the final spot in the top-five, the Swede signing for a 71 to end the week just ten shots off the winner!

FUN FACT…

  • The PGA of America had to get creative with the tee times with NBC having other programming commitments on the weekend and the leaders — including Kim — teed off at 8:49 a.m.

THAI WATCH…

  • Moriya Jutanugarn traded four birdies with five bogeys to post a disappointing final round of 71 and finish the week in a share of 18th spot on three-over par.
  • Jasmine Suwannapura will be buoyed by her weekend work as she signed for a second straight par 70 to jump up into a tie for 23rd a shot further back on plus-four.
  • Ariya Jutanugarn could not recover from a horror start of three bogeys in her first six holes, and had to settle for a closing 72 and a tie 37th on seven-over.
  • Pornanong Phatlum shot 72 for a nine-over total of 289, while Patty Tavatanakit endured a weekend to forget, following up Saturday’s 76 with a 78, and a last place finish on 19-over.

QUOTES OF THE DAY…

I won’t lie, I did feel the pressure starting last night,” Kim said. “I actually arrived about 30 minutes later than I normally do at the golf course. I really tried to stay composed during the tournament, during the round, and I’m happy that I got it done.

Sei Young Kim

I thought 65 will definitely do it, I was thinking maybe like 5 to 6 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.

Inbee Park

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