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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sei Young Kim Wins ANOTHER Playoff

If you didn't see the end of the LOTTE Championship last night, don't worry. You'll be seeing it a lot!

Sei Young Kim

At the time I'm writing this there is no video available, so I'll just give you the high points.

The wind was tough at Ko Olina and it came down to 3 players -- Sei Young Kim, I.K. Kim, and Inbee Park. Sei Young was leading when the day started but couldn't hold the lead and the 3 players spent most of the day tied for the lead. That tie was finally broken on the 17th hole when I.K. Kim bogeyed. Sei Young lipped in a tricky downhill putt, sending her and Inbee to 18 tied for the lead.

Then Sei Young made a big mistake. She busted one down the 18th and it ran out of fairway, through the rough, and into the lake short of the green. After a drop, she barely got her third across the lake and had a chip from the rough for par.

Meanwhile Inbee hit her second to the back of the green, then hit an amazing putt to around 3 inches -- a tap-in for par.

All Sei Young did was chip in on top of her to send the two into a playoff.

On their next trip down 18 (first playoff hole), both players laid up off the tee. Sei Young had 154 yards left and hit an 8-iron, which barely carried the water, hopped once onto the green and then straight into the hole for eagle. Inbee then had to hole her second from 153 yards, which didn't happen. Game over.

SUNDAY UPDATE: Here's the footage from

This is Sei Young's second LPGA victory. A couple of weeks back, when Sei Young had a chance to win the ANA Inspiration, I wrote:
But I think Sei Young Kim has to be the favorite now. You see, she won the 2015 Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic -- her only LPGA win -- in a playoff, as well as four of her five KLPGA Tour victories. Do you understand? She's only got 6 pro wins, and she won 5 of them in playoffs. That should make the rest of the field a bit nervous.
She didn't win that tournament... but now she's got 7 pro wins and she's won 6 of them, including both of her LPGA wins, in playoffs. Perhaps the LPGA players will want to consider letting her lead the tournament from now on, and just making sure she's behind when they finish.


  1. Here's your video:

  2. Thanks, IceCat. And I found it at as well and embedded it. Between the two of us, everybody should have a chance to see it.