Past KPMG Women's PGA Champions Fare Well at Congressional
The first person to greet In Gee Chun on the 72nd green of the 2022 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship was her friend and neighbor Sei Young Kim, who doused her with a celebratory water-bottle shower. Kim was able to welcome Chun into the club as KPMG Women’s PGA Champions – and had a solid week herself at Congressional Country Club.
Kim, who won this championship in 2020, and Hannah Green, who won in 2019, were part of the group who were tied for fifth. They finished at 1 under for the championship.
Brooke Henderson and Anna Nordqvist, who won this championship in 2016 and 2009, respectively, were part of the group at 1 over and tied for 16th.
.@nellykorda chips in for birdie! 🐦#KPMGWomensPGA pic.twitter.com/tHHzzG8adr— KPMG Women's PGA Championship (@KPMGWomensPGA) June 26, 2022
Inbee Park was tied for 25th while defending champion Nelly Korda wrapped up her reign with a tie for 30th. It was a fine effort by Korda, who came into the week having lost in a playoff at the Meijer LPGA Classic the Sunday prior. This was her first time playing two weeks in a row on the LPGA Tour since she returned to action after suffering a blood clot in her arm earlier this year.
No golfer has defended her title at the KPMG Women’s PGA since Park in 2015, when she was in the midst of a three-peat at this championship.
2022 #KPMGWomensPGA Champion: In Gee Chun. pic.twitter.com/PgQnTC4OSJ— KPMG Women's PGA Championship (@KPMGWomensPGA) June 26, 2022
Chun – who shot a 3-over 75 Sunday but managed to hold off some serious threats from fellow major winners Lexi Thompson and Minjee Lee – now joins the likes of Nancy Lopez, Jan Stephenson, and Nordqvist who have recorded three major championship victories in their career.