Women's PGA Championship: South Korea's Park Sung-hyun wins after play-off

Lydia Ko surges into contention with strong second round at KPMG

Lydia Ko surges into contention with strong second round at KPMG

That's her mindset, winning is placed at a premium.

So Yeon Ryu hits her tee shot on the 7th hole during the second round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship golf tournament at Kemper Lakes Golf Club.

"She's still just piecing it all together", Jones said of Park.

Another birdie on the seventh saw the Kiwi finish her front nine -1 for the round, and -5 for the tournament. Ryu made birdie right before the par save to build a two-shot lead with two left.

Those hopes were dashed when she made double-bogey at the par-three 17th after finding water with her seven-iron tee shot, the Korean admitting she had trouble gauging what club to use in the fluctuating wind.

Fifth-ranked Ryu and sixth-ranked Park each birdied the first playoff hole, the par-4 18th, while Nataoka was eliminated with a par.

"Golf is definitely a amusing game because yesterday I thought I hit it just really, really flawless, like I just couldn't ask more, and I shot three-under", she told reporters. It's been a wild year for Park.

With the temperature reaching the mid-30Cs at Kemper Lakes in Ilinois, the 23-year-old mixed two bogeys with four birdies to fire a second-round 70. She fired a first round in the 60s in 10 of her 12 starts.

So Yeon Ryu broke away from the leading pack at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, to put herself on course for a third major title.

She had five birdies plus two eagles to go with one bogey. It wasn't clear where the water ended, but Park and Jones discussed how to extract the ball from the pond's edge, and Park opted to use her 58-degree wedge and play it like a bunker shot.

"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. And Park picked up her second straight birdie in the playoff to complete an impressive rally.

And then I was able to make a birdie putt after all.

Baltusrol most recently hosted a major in 2016 when American Jimmy Walker won his first major at the PGA Championship.

This is Park's second win of the season, after the Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic in May.

If she wants to wins more majors she'll need to figure out her play on the greens, and that may need to go beyond an equipment change.

Hataoka and the South Koreans each finished 72 holes at Kemper Lakes deadlocked at 10-under par 278.

"After I won the ANA Inspiration, I started to dream about becoming a grand slammer", said Ryu, who turned 28 on Friday. Hull is the only player that has finished inside the top 10 in each of the majors.

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