What’s in the Bag: Sung Hyun Park Wins KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in a Sudden-Death Playoff


Sung Hyun Park is so loaded with talent that she was nicknamed “Tiger” when she joined the LPGA Tour, according to Golfweek’s Beth Ann Nichols.

Now Park is a major champion for the second time after beating So Yeon Ryu and Nasa Hataoka in a playoff to win the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer, Illinois.

Park didn’t have a bogey on her card on Sunday en route to a 69 and 10-under total of 278 that tied her with fellow Korean Ryu and the Japanese teen Hataoka. Ryu opened the door with a double bogey on the 71st hole of the championship and Hataoka nearly stole the title with an 8-under 64 in the final round.

Park made birdie on both playoff holes to eliminate her competitors.

“This is my second major win in two years,” Park said, “and I can’t still believe what I’ve done. But I’m really happy.”

The 24-year-old Seoul native won the U.S. Women’s Open last July. This was Park’s fourth LPGA victory and vaults her to No. 2 in the world behind top-ranked Inbee Park.

Sung Hyun Park’s Clubs

(As reported by GolfDigest.com)

Sung Hyun Park has TaylorMade equipment in her bag. She is a long hitter and averaged nearly 290 yards off the tee in the final round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

“Despite missing 22 greens over the four rounds, Park carded just three bogeys, using her TaylorMade Milled Grind wedges around the greens to great effect,” reported GolfDigest.com. Here’s her complete setup.

Driver: TaylorMade M3 460 (9.5 degrees)

3-Wood: TaylorMade M4 (15 degrees)

Hybrid: TaylorMade M3 (17 degrees)

Irons: TaylorMade P790 (4-iron); TaylorMade P770 (5-PW)

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (50, 54, 58 degrees)

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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Neil Sagebiel

Neil Sagebiel is a golf writer and author of two golf books published by St. Martin's Press, THE LONGEST SHOT and DRAW IN THE DUNES. He lives in Floyd, Virginia.

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