On March 1 to 4 at Singapore
Michelle Wie won by slim stroke over quartets at Sentosa Golf Club – Tanjong Course.
Wie’s Winless Drought Ends
‘With a massive fist-pump, a big scream, and a few tears, Michelle Wie’s winless drought came to an end Sunday at the HSBC Women’s World Championship.
The 28-year-old, whose last win came at the 2014 U.S. Open, came up short with her approach on the 72nd hole, and left herself a 36-foot putt from off the green. It wasn’t a must-make, per se, but it certainly would have put pressure on Danielle Kang and Nelly Korda (who were a hole behind).
Wie nailed the putt – calling it “the best” of her career – and neither Kang nor Korda could convert their birdie tries on the 72nd hole. She was bogey free on Sunday, shooting a 7-under-par 65.
“I’m so proud of me and my caddie and my entire team,” said Wie. “It’s been a long time since I’ve been up here, so it feels pretty good. It feels great.”
She held the 54-hole lead at this event last year, but was caught by a charging Inbee Park in 2017, who fired a Sunday 8-under-par 64 to win by one shot. This year, it was Wie who came from behind to lift the trophy.
“I wanted really badly to win, especially after what happened last year,” said Wie. “I had some unfinished business here.”
Wie moves to No.2 in the Race to the CME Globe with the win, her fifth on the LPGA Tour.’
Meanwhile, Ladies European Tour’s youngest winner Atthaya Thitikul finished higher than frontrows at joint eighth with thirteen under-par 275.
The teenaged Thai amateur, Atthaya Thitikul, also didn’t make any bogeys on Sunday, making four birdies and an eagle.
It was an impressive start on the LPGA Tour for the 15-year-old, and just another example of how the youth movement in women’s golf is well underway.’
– LPGA Official Website