All-star final round group of Dumbo, KT and DK...and no fans allowed to follow them. Life is cruel.
Malaysian golf fans are going crazy as their male & female No. 1's were both contending in the Top 10 at the KPMG and BMW after R2. Both have fallen back a bit entering Sunday but 18 holes still to play.
Malaysian ladies number one Kelly Tan enters today’s final round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in joint 11 place, while her men’s counterpart Gavin Green lies T27 in the BMW PGA Championship with one round to go.
Kelly shot a third round 72 at the par-70 Aronimink Golf Club in Pennsylvania for a 54-hole total of even-par 210, seven shots adrift of leader Sei Young Kim of Korea. The Malaysian lass traded two birdies with four bogeys on a day of tough pin positions in what is the third Major of the abbreviated 2020 LPGA season. She remains on course to better her best-ever Major finish of T30 which came in this event at Sahalee Country Club in 2016.
Gavin meanwhile had a roller-coaster third round of 74 in cold conditions at Wentworth Golf Club in England, mixing an eagle and four birdies with three bogeys, a double-bogey and a triple bogey to lie on four-under-par. He trails leader Tyrrell Hatton of England by 10 shots..
Both tournaments are broadcast live on the Golf Channel (Astro Channel 822). Kelly tees off her fourth round today at 8.05am (Malaysian time 8.05pm) in a three-ball with Danielle Kang and and In Gee Chun, while Gavin starts his final round at 10.20am (Malaysian time 5.20pm) paired with Scotland’s Grant Forrest.
Wow, this has to be one of the greatest final rounds I have ever seen a player produce. Sei Young already had the lead, then proceeds to shoot the low round of the week, a fricking 63! She had five more birdies than anyone else on the week. No one was catching her this week. No one human, at any rate.
And just when things got close, Sei Young kicked it into another gear, made four birdies in five holes, and turned it into a laugher.
To be honest, I was rooting for Inbee, and boy, she delivered. Her 65 was her own best of the week, and most events, a final round 65 would have been enough to at least give her a chance. She really didn't make a mistake all day, other than maybe missing a few birdies by slim margins. But with the way Sei Young was playing, even the greatest golfer of her generation playing a great round of golf wasn't nearly enough.
Sung Hyun Park and Eun Hee Ji crept into the top 20. In Gee alas did not have a good final day, in fact her worst of the week, a 74; but she was certainly there to be one of the players to soak Sei Young after her win (did you expect anything else?)!
With 11 wins, Sei Young has now tied Jiyai Shin for third all time among the Sisters. I strongly suspect she'll be breaking that tie before long, especially if she keeps playing like this.
OK, Amy, I think it's you or Minjee now overdue for your first Major!
Fun Fact! In Sei Young's past two wins she has banked $2.1 million.
It was a day that masters exhibited their mastery. Rafael Nadal won his 13th French Open title. LeBron James and his Lakers pulverized the Heat to win the NBA championship. Sei Young Kim shoots lights-out to earn her first Major.