Yang Hee-young hit a $2 million (2.591 billion won) ‘shot eagle’ and enjoyed the thrill of standing at the top of the LPGA Tour for the first time in 4 years and 9 months.
Heeyoung Yang recorded 1 eagle and 5 birdies in the 4th round of the CME Group Tour Championship (total prize money of $7 million) 카지노사이트
the final match of the 2023 LPGA Tour, held at the Tiburon Golf Club Gold Course (par 72, 6,556 yards) in Naples, Florida, USA on the 20th (Korean time).
He tied up a dog and a bogey, reducing 6 strokes.
Yang Hee-young, who hit a final total of 27 under par 261, beat Nasa Hataoka (Japan) and Allison Lee (USA) by three strokes and grabbed the championship prize of $2 million.
This is her 5th win in 4 years and 9 months since winning the Honda LPGA Thailand in February 2019, and her first win in the U.S. mainland.
Yang Hee-young has only won competitions held in Thailand (3 times) and Korea (1 time).
It is the fourth time that a Korean player has won the final match
following Kim Se-young in 2019 and Ko Jin-young in 2020 and 2021.
Yang Hee-young, who started the match on the final day as a joint leader, finished in second place, one stroke behind Hataoka.
A drama occurred at the 13th hole (par 4). The second shot, hit with a 58-degree wedge with 80 yards left, went just over the pin
but it had backspin and was sucked into the hole, taking the lead.
As Hataoka faltered with a birdie on the 14th hole (par 5) and a bogey on the 16th hole (par 3)
Yang Hee-young drove a wedge with a birdie on the 17th hole (par 5) and won the 18th hole (par) for a two-stroke lead. In 4)
Yang Hee-young shed tears of emotion as she decorated her champion putt with a birdie.
Born in 1989, Yang Hee-young debuted on the tour in 2008, raising expectations as the ‘second Pak Se-ri’ with her strong body and flexible swing
but it took five years for her to win her first win in a tournament held in Korea.
He also failed to achieve any notable results after winning three competitions held in Thailand, so his main sponsorship contract was terminated.
Yang Hee-young, who competed wearing a hat embroidered with a smile, said in her victory interview
I couldn’t find a main sponsor this year and I didn’t want to wear an empty hat, but I thought it would be fun to put a small smile on it.
He said, “It’s my 16th season, and I had a lot of worries about retirement because I had an injury.
Yang Hee-young, who confessed, “I thought about a different life,” said, “Age is just a number.
Never give up, have a dream and work hard,” he said, greeting the fans who supported him.
Korea had five wins this year, including Ko Jin-young (2 wins), Rookie of the Year winner Yoo Hae-ran, and Kim Hyo-joo.
Although it is an increase of 1 win compared to last year when it hit bottom, it is a disappointing performance compared to the 10 wins before COVID-19, which were often easily surpassed.
Lilia Bu (USA), who ranked first in the world with a season-high 4 wins, including 2 major wins,
finished the season in 4th place (21 under par, 267 strokes) and became Player of the Year along with her first prize money win.
First place in the lowest average number of strokes (Bear Trophy) went to Ataya Titikkun (Thailand), who beat Hyo-joo Kim.