Golf: Kim sinks long birdie to win biggest prize in women's golf

Reuters

Posted at Nov 25 2019 05:46 AM

Kim Sei-young of South Korea poses with the CME Globe trophy after winning the CME Group Tour Championship at Tiburon Golf Club on November 24, 2019 in Naples, Florida. Sam Greenwood, Getty Images, Agence France-Presse

Kim Sei-young sank a 25-foot birdie putt at the final hole to win the CME Group Tour Championship and the biggest prize in women's golf, $1.5 million in Florida on Sunday.

After leading for almost the entire tournament, Kim nearly blew it before coming through in unlikely circumstances at the par-four 18th, where her downhill putt broke deliciously to the right and trickled in.

The South Korean carded two-under-par 70 to win by one stroke from England's Charley Hull, who almost stole the tournament with five birdies in the final seven holes for a 66 at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples.

Kim finished at 18-under 270 in the season-ending event for her 10th LPGA victory at the age of 26.


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