Inbee Park will look to make history and tie Annika Sorenstam’s record of three-consecutive KPMG Women’s PGA Championship victories today as she takes a two-shot lead into the final round.
Inbee Park will look to make history and tie Annika Sorenstam’s record of three-consecutive KPMG Women’s PGA Championship victories tomorrow as she takes a two-shot lead over fellow South Korean Sei Young Kim into the final round.
“I don’t know how to describe in words how I’m going to feel tomorrow if I ended up winning tomorrow but definitely it will feel very good,” Park said. “Obviously, I’ve done something three times before; I won three majors in a row before. I’m just trying to give myself the confidence that I can do it, do another three-time tomorrow.”
Park, who already has five Majors to her name, shot the low round of the day with a bogey free, 7-under, 66.
“The way I’ve been playing, I’ve really been happy with ball striking, and today was the best putting day yet,” Park explained. “So I mean, it definitely gives me a lot of motivation and confidence going into tomorrow.”
Chasing Park will be Kim who has already won twice this season including a dramatic playoff victory over Park at the LOTTE Championship in April. Kim chipped in for par to force a playoff and defeated Park on the first playoff hole by jarring an 8-iron from 154 yards for eagle and the victory.
“I don’t mind my position right now because I feel comfortable,” Kim said. “I have done this before. So tomorrow I will be aggressive and I will do my best to try to win tomorrow.”
Multiple Major winners Suzann Pettersen and Karrie Webb sit six shots back of Park at 8-under, as does 17-year old Brooke Henderson.
Behind the group at 8-under sit four Major Champions, Morgan Pressel (-7), Shanshan Feng (-6), Brittany Lincicome (-6) and Hyo Joo Kim (-6).