Henderson catches Korda; pair tied atop ANA Inspiration

Tanya Simon
September 16, 2020

The blue advertising structure positioned behind the par-5 18th green at Mission Hills Country Club, host of the ANA Inspiration, was roundly condemned by social media users for the ultimately decisive role in played in deciding this year's victor of the women's major.

© APWF Nelly Korda watches her tee shot on the eighth hole during the final round of the LPGA's ANA Inspiration golf tournament at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif., Sunday Sept. 13, 2020. Lee, 29, earned her first major victory with a final round of five-under par 67 that included three chip-ins - two of them for birdie - on the Mission Hills course in Rancho Mirage, California. But that was the last birdie she made. Please be totally notified concerning the dangers and expenses connected with trading the monetary markets, it is among the riskiest financial investment types possible. She double-bogeyed the hole. She's one spot ahead of Lee Jeong-eun, the 2019 LPGA Rookie of the Year who also dropped one notch.

Even with world No 1 Jin Young Ko and US Women's Open champion Jeongeun Lee6 staying home because of travel concerns with the coronavirus, Lee made it 10 consecutive years with a South Korea winning a major.

It was her fourth LPGA title and her first since 2017. 11, 12 and 15 to get back to 12 under.

She got up-and-down for birdie and a 69 to join the playoff.

The chalet in normal years has served as a buffer for shots struck too hard, but it served no goal except for some signage that didn't really stand out. Henderson's second shot into the green rolled under the "wall" of fabric-covered scaffolding erected alongside the green at 18. Her birdie putt missed on the left side.

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Lee chipped in for birdie on No. 6.

She chipped down to 2 feet for birdie to join the three-way playoff. "Mi-rim played great today and so did Nelly". "I felt like I missed a lot of putts, especially the final round where I feel like maybe it could have been a different story".

Jimenez, the Spanish star tied for the lead with David Toms and Dicky Pride after the rainy first round, birdied the par-4 15th as well as 16 and 18 in a 66.

On the first extra hole, Korda again missed the fairway and had to lay up, and her wedge was 8m short for a birdie putt that never had a chance. "Didn't hit a really good shot on No. 18 off the tee both times, so that's what got me in trouble".

U.S. Women's Amateur champion Rose Zhang birdied the 18th for a 72 to tie for 11th.

With the tournament taking place behind closed doors this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials took the unorthodox step of replacing the grandstand behind the green on 18 with a blue wall bearing the logo of the event sponsor, Japanese airline ANA.

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