The South Korean juggernaut continued as long-hitting Park Sung-hyun broke a three-way tie with two late birdies to win the U.S. Women's Open by two strokes at Trump National on Sunday for her first major championship.
The 23-year-old shot back-to-back rounds of 67s over the weekend to get past South Korean amateur Choi Hye-jin. She would easily be the youngest U.S. Women's Open victor ever, topping champion Inbee Park, who was 19 years 11 months and 17 days old when she won in 2008. There was a peaceful protest after he arrived at his box near the 15th green shortly after 3 p.m. Protesters bought $45 tickets to the event and, representing a few different groups, silently rallied against the U.S. Golf Association's decision to hold the tournament at a Trump-owned property.
The 17-year-old Choi got up-and-down at the 15th to retain a share of the lead but saw her hopes sink when her tee shot to the 16th found water and she ran up a double-bogey five.
All week long, Sung Hyun Park was in the shadows like a lioness stalking her prey.
"I did pretty well until the last hole", Feng said. "Of course, I did have winnings in other tournaments, but winning here at the U.S. Open means so much more, and for that I am grateful and extremely happy".
"I was putting well on the back nine today".
Park finished with an 11-under total of 277, two shots better than Choi, who shot a final-round 71.
Still, when Park overshot the green on 18, it forced her to overcome her biggest weakness: her short game.
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DeChambeau played the front nine in even par, then birdied six of the final nine holes to surge to the top of the leaderboard.
"Then, I mean finishing up with a triple bogey on the last, of course, it's not very - not very necessary but I don't know how I hit it that far on the 3rd shot and then I just lost myself after that and overall, I think I had a great week this week".
"Before the last hole, I did a good job hanging right there", Feng said.
Her best previous finish on tour was second place at the Evian Championship as an amateur a year ago.
It was a better memory for Park at the Women's Open than previous year, when she led at the halfway point but shot 74-74 on the weekend.
Choi was attempting to become just the second amateur in history to win a U.S. Women's Open.
The two-time runner-up on the LPGA Tour hit an 8-iron close at the 17th and converted, and as she headed to the 18th, was two ahead of Feng and three clear of Choi. McCarron finished 18 under to beat Langer and Brandt Jobe (72) by one shot, making up a six-shot deficit in the final round.
"I think compared to a year ago, I could say that I played probably a little bit more relaxed", said Park. She is now in third place with 95 points, with fellow South Korean Ryu So-yeon leading the way at 150 points, followed by Lexi Thompson with 105 points. "Last year, I just made the cut so actually this year is such an improvement".