Beijing time on October 12th, sometimes it is simply the best player who wins. This week's KPMG US Women's PGA Championship is different from before, and different from after. There is no critical stroke, the critical moment is just that one player played better than others in the 72-hole game.
Now, Kim Se-young can finally call himself a Grand Slam champion.
On Sunday, Kim Se-young won the American Women’s PGA Championship. This is her 11th LPGA victory and her first Grand Slam victory.
"I'm quite excited. Actually, I'm trying to hide my tears now," Kim Se-young said after receiving a wave of blessings, holding the trophy, and giving interviews many times. "This is the grand slam I really want to win. I'm very excited. I'm glad I finally did it."
The 27-year-old South Korean girl still restrained her emotions after the game, just like her game. Fairways, greens, more birds (23) were caught at the Aronimink Golf Club.
She finished with a 63, tying the 18-hole record of the event, and four rounds of 266 (71-65-67-63), 14 under par, created a 72-hole record for the event, and finally won by 5 strokes. Compatriot Park In Fei won the championship cheque for $645,000.
In the last round, Park Ren Fei played very well, surrendering 65, but still only able to score 271 (70-70-66-65), 9 under par, and was far away from the second position. on.
Japan’s Nasa Hataoka (Nasa Hataoka) made a 64. The former COVID-19 patient Carlota Ciganda (Carlota Ciganda) made a 65. The two were tied for third with 273, 7 under par. .
日本的美国国家航空航天局（Nasa Hataoka）取得了64分。前COVID-19病人卡洛塔·西甘达（Carlota Ciganda）获得了65分。两人并列并列第三，得分为273分，低于标准杆7分。 。
Guangzhou's Lin Xiyu shot 69 in the final round, 289 (73-73-74-69), 1 under par, tied for 48th.
Kim Se-young must be very good at hiding pressure, not just this week, but also a few years. She may be hiding too well.
"I guess I was subconsciously nervous before going to sleep on Saturday, so I set the alarm 30 minutes later than I expected. I only found out when I left this morning," Jin Shi-young said.
That caused her to arrive on the court relatively late, but she didn't let this bother her. It has been her dream to achieve Grand Slam victory since she saw Park Shili win this tournament 22 years ago. She felt that this time was her chance.
Of course, she wants to make this all her own. She also needs to defeat another legendary Korean player Park In Fei. In fact, Park In Fei defeated Kim Se-young at the Westchester Country Club five years ago. On Sunday, Park In Fei shot 68, and Kim Se-young shot 71.
This time, Park Ren Fei caught 5 little birds and did not bogey, but she couldn't even talk about getting close. She didn't get within 1 shot in a moment.
"I really can't even touch Se-young. She played really well," said Piao Renfei, "I want to congratulate her. She had a great day. This is Daman The final round of the championship. It feels good to see all this."
Kim Se-young caught 7 birds, no bogey, and ended everything. Paul Fusco anticipated such a moment. He has been a caddy for Kim Se-young for six years.
金世英抓了七只鸟，没有柏忌，并结束了一切。 Paul Fusco预料到了这一刻。他六年来一直是金世英的球童。
"In the past, when we participated in the Grand Slam, she would say:'Oh, I want to win this one.' That must be great, but it's also very common. But you can't play that way," Paul Fu Sco said, "This is a week when she feels relaxed and let everything go. She is completely in control."
“过去，当我们参加大满贯赛事时，她会说：'哦，我想赢得这一大奖。' Paul Fu Sco说：“那一定很棒，但这也很普遍，但是你不能那样玩，这是一个星期，她感到轻松，放开一切。她完全可以控制。”
Kim Se-young had 10 LPGA victories before this game. He was the only player among active players who had more than 5 championships but did not win a Grand Slam. It is worth mentioning that Jessica Koda (5 wins) and Li Minzhi (5 wins) are next.
Obviously, you can easily ignore her, but her victory itself is also impressive.
Her first victory came in the rookie season, when she won in a playoff. When she won the second time, she cut the ball into the hole and forced Park Ren Fei into the playoff, and then made the first extra hole, hitting the ball directly from 154 yards away, defeating Park In Fei.
In the 2018 Thorn Meixi game, she set an LPGA record: 31 under par. That's 4 strokes lower than when she won the Founders Cup by 5 strokes.
Last year, she made a tortuous 25-foot putt on the last hole and won the season-ending CME Tour Championship and won the $1.5 million prize.
There must be no problem with her resume. But did she feel nervous at the back nine holes?
Kim Se-young shot 3 under-par on the first nine holes, leading Park In-hye by 3. However, including the last round, she hit 10 under par on the first nine holes, and only tied par on the last nine holes.
"Really just keep going," Paul Fusco said of the final nine-hole strategy, "She is full of confidence and has no hesitation."
Kim Se-young worked so hard that in her best time-birding on the 12th hole-she only managed to get within 2 shots. Kim Se-young responded positively and caught a birdie in the 13th hole. Then she birdied the 14, 16 and 17 holes.
"I was 3 shots behind in the first round, and I felt that 65 would definitely win. I thought maybe 5 or 6 under par is a good score, and then I have to see what happens. But it's very obvious. Se-young played better than everyone today." Park Renfei said, "I caught the bird, and she caught the bird. I birded again. She also caught the bird. I want to cheer."
Kim Shi-young did not choose to play conservatively on the back nine holes. She hoped to greet her with a trophy. She has to cross the finish line to make sure that no one can catch up with her.
"I didn't watch the leaderboard once," Kim Se-young said, "I know that Park In Fei will play well. But I only focus on my own ball, and I hit one shot at a time.
"When I played, I didn't feel that this was my last round. I just kept the momentum for the whole week, and it worked very well."
Finally, I need to point out that Park In Fei is the ninth new division champion made in the past 10 Grand Slams. Today's women's golf is truly talented. The first two Grand Slams this year, Popov (British Women's Open) and Li Meilin (All Nippon Airways Championship) also won their first wins. At least from the perspective of the number of wins and the world ranking (seventh), Kim Se-young is not an upset.