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Park wins Womens Cship in playoff

Lydia Ko shot eight birdies to get back in contention at the Women's PGA Championship

Park Sung-hyun poses with the championship trophy after winning the 2018 KPMG PGA Championship at Kemper Lakes Golf Club on July 1, 2018, in Kildeer, Illinois.

"KPMG's commitment to elevating women on and off the golf course is exemplified by the selection of Baltusrol Golf Club as the host of the 2023 KPMG Women's PGA Championship", Lynne Doughtie, KPMG U.S. Chairman and CEO, said in a release.

Park, who started the final round four shots behind leader Ryu, made three birdies for a bogey-free round of three under par, 69, on the last day to tie for the lead with Ryu and Japan's Nasa Hataoka at 10 under par.

Park and Ryu birdied the first extra hole to eliminate Hataoka, who had threatened to steal a stunning victory when she came from nine strokes behind with a closing eight-under-par 64.

She got those two shots back with consecutive birdies on No. 6 and 7 before making the turn with an even-par 36.

Up until the par-3 17th, it looked like Ryu was going to win the tournament, as she held a two-shot lead. She had to hit a flop shot standing inches from the water, with the ball nestled under the high grass around the lake. He won a World Golf Championship in Shanghai in 2010, though the PGA Tour did not recognize the HSBC Champions as an official win until a year later. Ryu missed the green in her second shot, but made her birdie putt from the fringe. Park, who was four strokes behind, shot three birdies for a 69.

Ryu was 11-under while Henderson was 8-under and Park was 7-under.

While Park and Henderson found early momentum, it took Ryu a little bit longer to find her rhythm.

"(I will try to) get better in my head and just go out tomorrow and made a lot of good shots and see if I can make some birdies, and hopefully they roll in". I think all the work I've done has paid off today.

The playoff resumed about 20 minutes later, and following Ryu's miss, Park drained her putt to clinch the championship. The new version of the PING Craze-E putter she added to her bag this week marks a handful of putters she has used this year.

She also worked on stabilizing her putting by changing her routine on the green.

She had five birdies plus two eagles to go with one bogey.

"Wind just took it really hard to the left, and then it's in the water hazard", she said. She bogeyed Nos. 14 and 16 in a 70.

Despite the result, the rising talent was satisfied with her performance and gained confidence from tying two multi-major winners. Yin said. "I don't need to say much".

Ciganda is trying to win a major for the first time. "She also had to battle herself to win this one".

"Actually, this is my first time being this emotional", Park told a post-round press conference through an interpreter. Hataoka eagled a pair of par 5s, the seventh and the 11.

Both Park and Ryu will be in the field for this week's 2nd annual Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic, the next stop on tour.