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21-year-old Patty Tavatanakit became just the second player to win a major championship in her rookie season, going wire-to-wire to win the ANA Inspiration on Sunday.

  • Tavatanakit finished at 18-under, two strokes ahead of Lydia Ko, whose final round 62 matched a major championship scoring record held by Lorena Ochoa.

Golf’s next superstar? 

  • No rookie in the 50-year history of the ANA Inspiration has ever made the major their first professional win.
  • Tavatanakit is two years removed from earning low-amateur honors at the US Open. Now the Thailand native (and former UCLA Bruin) could be golf’s next big thing.

Go deeper: “The arrival of golf’s next superstar” (Steve Eubanks, LPGA)

In Georgia, meanwhile, 17-year-old Tsubasa Kajitani won the second annual Augusta National Women’s Amateur in a Playoff.