Danielle Kang wins as champion, Céline Boutier 4th

Danielle Kang wins ToC Julio Aguilar/Getty Images via AFP

Danielle Kang wins the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions with a comfortable lead over Canadian Brooke Henderson. Nelly Korda broke down and finished at the foot of the podium… along with Céline Boutier!

After seventeen months of waiting, Danielle Kang he returned to success by winning the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions reserved for the winners of the last two seasons on the LPGA Tour. The 29-year-old Californian is the only one who has signed four letters under 70 in the demanding course of Lake Nona Golf & Country Club, which hosted this prestigious event for the first time. It is a good revenge for the one who had been hit by jessica corda last year at this eventbut in a different course.

Shoulder to shoulder with his compatriot nelly korda, the 2017 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship winner crushed the competition with five birdies on seven holes from 9 to 15 and a final score of -16. And as in the only victory of her Major of her in 2017, she is the Canadian Brooke Henderson who finished second, by three lengths.

Nelly Korda falls off the podium

Usual in the 72 holes of this inaugural tournament of the season reserved for 29 professional players (and 45 amateurs since this event is played in alliance), the Canadian Brooke Henderson and the Mexican Gaby Lopez completes the podium, ousting world number one Nelly Korda. Leader after 54 holesthe youngest of the Korda sisters waited 15 holes to sign her only birdie of the day… With four bogeys on Sunday and a card of 75, it was largely insufficient to aspire to win, and just enough to fail at the foot of the podium… with Celine Boutier.

Céline Boutier confronts the best without complexes

Fourth in this tournament of champions, Céline Boutier even regularly took first place during the second and third rounds. Without a drop in pitch velocity over the weekend, she could have played for the title on Sunday. Her direct shot to the small par 4 green on Saturday the 14th will be one of the highlights of her week and proof that she can compete with the LPGA Tour hitters on the tee boxes. Boutier, the best European, ideally starts her American season, which may have us in store for some pleasant surprises at Major…

Sörenstam loses in celebrity playoff

If Danielle Kang made everyone agree in the pros, the former baseball player Derek Lowe He had to wait for the playoffs to defeat the 51-year-old Swedish world number one. Annika Sorenstam at the celebrity tournament. The only woman in the top 20 (they all started from the same beginning), the Scandinavian has shown great things…worthy of the LPGA Tour, which she left almost 13 years ago.

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