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Park wins playoff to capture KPMG Women’s PGA

Park wins playoff to capture KPMG Women’s PGA

Canada's Henderson is second after shooting a two-under 70 while Park Sung-hyung, who shared the 36 hole lead with Ryu and Henderson, is third after posting a 71 at Kemper Lakes Golf Club course. Against a playoff and with a memorable shot beside a pond that was reminiscent of fellow South Korean Se Ri Pak's storied shot from the water to force a playoff in 1998 to win the U.S. Women's Open.

"Golf is definitely a amusing game because yesterday I thought I hit it just really, really ideal, like I just couldn't ask more, and I shot three-under", she told reporters.

Prior to the tournament this weekend, Park changed her putter. "It's such a gratifying day". She finished T10 at the U.S. Women's Open and T6 at the ANA Inspiration. "And I was able to stay relaxed down the stretch". She finally broke through at a weather-shortened Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic on May 6, and her latest major title should further silence skeptics.

Charley Hull turned in a 67 on Sunday at Kemper Lakes to finish in a tie for sixth, her third top 10 at the majors this season.

A chance at a birdie on the 18th was missed by Ko, seeing her finish tied for 11th heading into tomorrow's final round.

Lydia Ko has plummeted down the leaderboard on a disappointing final day of the Women's PGA Championship in IL.

Ryu was sporting in defeat, congratulating her opponent and insisting "one day I want to lift that trophy".

"Actually, this is my first time feeling this kind of emotion, being this emotional", Ryu said through an interpreter.

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An impressive back nine featuring four birdies helped Ryu move from two shots behind Henderson to two shots ahead in the space of three holes.

With Ryu lying on the green, it seemed Park would be fortunate to get away with a bogey.

From the awkward stance, Park chopped one out of the fescue and the ball landed softly to within a few feet of the cup.

After watching the play unfold, Ryu calmly drained her lengthy birdie putt to reach 12-under par.

On that first playoff hole, the hard 18th, Ryu had drained a tough birdie putt from the fringe.

Lydia Ko has fallen off the pace at the Women's PGA Championship in IL after a disappointing third round. While Park and Henderson found early momentum, it took Ryu a little bit longer to find her rhythm.

Hataoka posted her 64 and waited almost two hours before Ryu and Park finished regulation.

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 also missed a bogey putt. Both players were preparing to putt when thunder rumbled in the distance.