South Korea's Sung Hyun Park is set to return to World No. 1 after she recorded her 7th LPGA Tour victory at the NW Arkansas Championship
NW Arkansas Championship report: What happened at Pinnacle Country Club?
Sung Hyun Park won her second event of the season at the NW Arkansa Championship, sealing the victory with a birdie at the last.
The South Korean was the overnight leader heading into the final round, and despite being hunted down throughout the day by the likes of Danielle Kang and Inbee Park, she was able to convert her lead.
ICYMI – Final round highlights from @NWAChampionship –> pic.twitter.com/1ZWqhSlb2X
— LPGA (@LPGA) July 1, 2019
Sunday saw her shoot 66, with six birdies including four in her bogey-free back-nine.
Throughout the final day, the lead was hotly contested, with Kang shooting five-under in her last five holes to take a share of the into the clubhouse with Park still out on the course.
.@DanielleKang goes 5-under in her last 5 holes to finish with a share of the lead @NWAChampionship! Watch NOW @GolfChannel! pic.twitter.com/AcuTQ621Pu
— LPGA (@LPGA) June 30, 2019
It all came down to the concluding hole and with a four-way tie for the lead at 17-under, anything better than par would see the the two-time major champion collect the trophy.
Sung Hyun Park won the 2019 @NWAChampionship by 1-stroke for the 7th win of her career. She is also projected to move to the top spot in the @Rolex Rankings. We spoke with her after her win ==> pic.twitter.com/ffOTIabYvA
— LPGA (@LPGA) July 1, 2019
In typical fashion, Park used her considerable experience of success to remain calm down the last and rolled in a birdie, gifting her the win and the $300,o00 prize that came with it.
Equipment editor, Hannah Holden has taken a look at the clubs she used to claim the title.
NW Arkansas Championship report: Talking points
As mentioned, this was the Korean’s seventh LPGA Tour victory which saw her pocket a cool $300,000, but there was significance in terms of world ranking, too.
Jin Young Ko has been the recent occupier of the top spot in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings, but sadly for her, she has been removed from her perch.
With an outright win at the @NWAChampionship, Sung Hyun Park would be projected to become Rolex Rankings No. 1. 🚨🚨
It would be her seventh career @LPGA Tour victory, her second of 2019 and she would become the third multiple winner of the season with two wins. pic.twitter.com/KjtAnztdW0
— LPGA Media (@LPGAMedia) June 30, 2019
Following up her 2nd place finish at the Women’s PGA Championship, the 25-year-old’s performances have seen her tally up enough points to regain the No. 1 spot.
Elsewhere in the women’s game, Michelle Wie announced that she has made the decision to take the rest of the season off from the game.
The American star has struggled in recent times with one of the main factors being a wrist injury that she has not been able to shake.
At various points she has taken sometime away in order to recover, but due to the nature of the injury and the demands of professional golf, she has not been able to do so to this point.
— Michelle Wie (@themichellewie) June 28, 2019