In Gee Chun held on to take home the title Sunday, recovering from a bogey-filled start to clinch the win at the Women’s PGA Championship.
Back on top once again! 💪@ingeechun_dumbo is a three-time major champion! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/cENE1OlbWy— LPGA (@LPGA) June 26, 2022
Back on top once again! 💪@ingeechun_dumbo is a three-time major champion! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/cENE1OlbWy
The South Korean shot a 3-over 75 on the day but still managed to claim a one-shot victory over Lexi Thompson and Minjee Lee. Thompson’s putting woes caused her to squander a two-stroke lead on the front nine, allowing Chun to make a comeback.
Chun led by seven strokes after the tournament’s first round, then five after the second day, giving her padding down the stretch at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.
The 27-year-old finished at 5-under 283 for her third major title, following up her U.S. Women’s Open win in 2015 and her 2016 Evian Championship title in France.