Published: Wed, September 16, 2020
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Lydia Ko in sensational finish at ANA Inspiration

Lydia Ko in sensational finish at ANA Inspiration

Mirim Lee clinched her maiden major title after a play-off victory at the ANA Inspiration on Sunday.

The blue advertising structure positioned behind the par-5 18th green at Mission Hills Country Club, host of the ANA Inspiration, was roundly condemned by social media users for the ultimately decisive role in played in deciding this year's victor of the women's major.

Korda, who had led after every round, had looked poised to claim a first Major victory when she stepped onto the 18th tee with a one-shot lead but a few minutes later found herself in the play-off. But as both Henderson and Korda made birdies on the same holes, it seemed unlikely that world No. 94 Lee had a chance of closing the gap. And then after a 5-wood that caromed off a temporary blue wall behind the 18th green and kept it from going in the water, Lee chipped for eagle and a 5-under 67. Please be totally notified concerning the dangers and expenses connected with trading the monetary markets, it is among the riskiest financial investment types possible. Henderson and Korda had traded the lead on the back nine, Henderson falling back with a double-bogey at the 13th.

"I can't believe it".

Even with world No 1 Jin Young Ko and US Women's Open champion Jeongeun Lee6 staying home because of travel concerns with the coronavirus, Lee made it 10 consecutive years with a South Korea winning a major. The trio headed to a sudden-death playoff, and the 94th-ranked Lee birdied the first hole to seal the victory. Her biggest shot came on the 16th, a pitch-and-run from 90 feet to a back pin that dropped for an unlikely birdie. She got up-and-down for birdie and a 69.

It was talked about all week, and the chalet in a normal year has blocked shots hit too hard. She closed with two birdies on her last three holes for a 69 to finish two shots out of the playoff. A temporary fencing behind the 18th green that eventual ANA Inspiration victor Mirim Lee claimed she used as a "backboard" to victory at Dinah Shore. Henderson came up just short, and her eagle putt from just off the front of the green ran out an extra 7 feet on the sun-baked, fast greens of Mission Hills.

She chipped down to 2 feet for birdie to join the three-way playoff. Her best putt was a 15-footer for par on No. 13. But Mirim and Nelly played great, and I really fought my way around, so I'm happy. "I felt like I missed a lot of putts". She missed the cut at the AIG Women's Open - her first missed cut at a major - last month, before tying for 49th at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship two weeks ago. Followed by Lee, Amy Yang was the second best Korean golfer in the field as she finished the tournament tied for 15th, with a four-day total of seven under par, 281.

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