Danielle Kang birdied the final hole to win the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship for her first LPGA Tour title, edging defending champion Brooke Henderson. Kang, 24, closed with a 4-under-par 68 to finish at 13-under 271 at Olympia Fields, Illinois, a shot ahead of Henderson (66).
Kang bogeyed the tricky par-3 17th, and Henderson closed with two birdies to move into a tie for the lead, coming up just short on a 30-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th.
“I just told myself it was my week. It was my day,” Kang said.
“I kind of had a mix of really good putts that had a chance to go in, and some that maybe I would have liked to give a better opportunity for,” Henderson said.
Kelly Shon of Port Washington had her best showing in a major, shooting a 67 and finishing in a tie for ninth. Shon had only made the cut in four of the 13 tournaments she played this season, and shot 77 in the opening round of the PGA Championship. But a 63 in the second round allowed her to make the cut and complete her best tournament of the year.
It was another great finish for the LPGA Tour’s second major of the season. Henderson, 19, beat Lydia Ko in a playoff last year at Sahalee in Washington. and Chella Choi (71) finished third at 10 under.
Perry wins second Open
Kenny Perry claimed his second U.S. Senior Open, pulling away from Kirk Triplett at Salem Country Club in Peabody, Massachusetts, to finish at 16 under and win by two strokes.
Perry, 56, closed with a 2-under 68 for a record 264 score. He also won the event in 2013 in Omaha, Nebraska. It is his fourth major victory on the senior tour.
Perry started the day one stroke behind Triplett but five ahead of the next-closest contender, Brandt Jobe (70). Triplett, who tied the tournament record with a 62 in the opening round, had five bogeys and shot 71. Tom Lehman and Fred Couples each shot 69 to tie for fourth at 8 under.
Stanley takes playoff
Kyle Stanley got up-and-down for par from just over the 18th green to win the PGA Tour’s Quicken Loans National on the first hole of a playoff with Charles Howell III. On a chaotic final day at TPC Potomac (Maryland) that included a 5-minute delay for a pop-up storm, Stanley and Howell finished at 7-under 273 after matching final-round 4-under 66s. Howell had a 21-foot putt to win on the final hole of regulation that rolled over the left edge.
Fleetwood beats American
Tommy Fleetwood, who recently finished fourth in the U.S. Open, had a bogeyless 5-under 66, 272 total to win the European Tour’s French Open in Guyancourt by a shot over Peter Uihlein (68) of the United States. The Englishman finished at 12 under to edge Uihlein, who just failed to force a playoff after making a late charge. This was his third European Tour win and second of the year, after clinching the prestigious Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in January ahead of Dustin Johnson and Pablo Larrazabal.