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Sei Young Kim is at the top of her game in the LPGA

With one major title under her belt already, Sei Young Kim is dominating women’s golf right now and with another major just around the corner, will she be lifting another major trophy come December?
Sei Young Kim wins the Pelicans Women’s Championship 2020. Photo Source LPGA.com

Sei Young Kim has now won back-to-back tournaments in 2020 after winning the Pelican Women’s Championship last week and winning her first major back in October. 

The South Korean won by three shots over American Ally McDonald, making it her 12th LPGA Tour victory.

Kim had led for most of the weekend and going into the final round she was 5 shots ahead and kept that lead during the whole round up-until the final hole when she bogeyed and it cut the final lead to 3. 

This win will give her tremendous confidence going into the final major of the year, The U.S Women’s Open in December, followed by the Tour Championship. The month of December sees the best women golfers go up against each other with total prize money of over $10 million. 

Before winning her first major in October, Kim had found it hard to finish off her rounds in majors. In 28 major starts, she had six top-five finishes and eight top-tens. Her best finishes were in 2018 at the Evian Championship where she finished T-2 and in 2015, where she lost to her South Korean competitor Inbee Park at the KPMG Women’s PGA.

Due to the Coronavirus impacting the LPGA season, you have seen the calendar being rescheduled, so now you have both the largest purses coming at the end of the season. This gives a player who is in fine form, like Kim, really benefiting and collecting big prize money and points. 

Kim is sitting 3rd in the Race to CME Globe and 2nd in the world rankings with two tournaments left to play. 

Going into the CME Group Tour Championship on December 17th, she is the defending champion and will go in as favourite knowing the Tiburon Golf Club in Naples Florida well as it is played at the same club each year. 

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