South Korean cruises to five-shot victory for first major championship title.
For Sei Young Kim, it was never a matter of 'if', but 'when'.
With a stunning performance this week at Aronimink Golf Club, the South Korean more than earned the title of "major champion," cruising to a five-shot victory at the 2020 KPMG Women's PGA Championship. Kim added a new chapter to the KPMG Women's PGA Championship history book this week, setting a new tournament record for lowest four-round total (266) and tying the record for lowest final round (63).
"This golf course was really challenging for all the players" Kim said. "I just tried to keep my focus. Sometimes I was shaking my head and my legs were getting a little shaky, but I was able to reach my big goal, so I'm happy with that."
Entering the week, the South Korean had been one of the LPGA's brightest stars since joining the Tour in 2015, amassing 10 tournament victories and 52 top-10 finishes, but had yet to win a major. After one of the most historic performances in Championship history, Kim has left no doubt that she has what it takes to be a major champion.
"I hadn't won a major in my career, so it means a lot," Kim said. "It's very emotional. I feel like I've overcome myself, and I'm very happy to win here at KPMG."
With her victory, Kim becomes the fourth South Korean to win the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, joining Se Ri Pak ('98, '02, '06), Inbee Park ('13, '14, '15) and Sung Hyun Park (2018).
Congratulations to Sei Young Kim on an incredible performance and thank you to everyone who helped make the 2020 KPMG Women's PGA Championship a special week for golf fans around the world!