South Korean Yang birdied her final two holes for a six-under 66 to win the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship by three photographs at 27-under 261 and declare the $US2 million ($A3.07m) prize, matching the most important in ladies’s golf.
Sunday’s victory at Tiburon GC in Naples, Florida, was her fifth on the LPGA Tour, the earlier 4 coming in Asia.
“I used to be so nervous down the stretch,” Yang stated after breaking Jin Younger Ko’s 2021 event document by 4 photographs.
“However I attempt to inform myself: ‘I can do that. I can do that.’ I am so completely happy I made it.”
The 34-year-old Yang holed out for eagle on the thirteenth fairway to beat an early three-shot deficit, after which she let Japan’s Nasa Hataoka make the errors at essential moments down the stretch.
All 60 gamers who certified for the season finale solely needed to win to turn out to be the Race to CME Globe champion.
Hataoka shot a 69 and American Alison Lee had a 66 as they tied for second.
American Lilia Vu, a two-time main champion this 12 months and World No.1, closed with a 65 to complete alone in fourth, three photographs additional again and picked up a invaluable prize of her personal. She gained the points-based LPGA participant of the 12 months for the primary time
Main Australian Minjee Lee may make no inroads on the ultimate day, capturing a 70 to tie for eighth, 9 photographs behind Yang, whereas Hannah Inexperienced (70) was an additional six photographs again in a tie for twenty third with Grace Kim tied forty seventh after a 76, Sarah Kemp (72, T50th) and Steph Kyriacou (76, T57th).
Yang trailed by three photographs by six holes of the ultimate spherical when she charged again into the combo with three birdies over a four-hole stretch.
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