Golf: Yang Wins First Major At 75th Attempt

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South Korea’s Amy Yang won the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship to claim her first major title.

The 34-year-old led by two shots going into the final round at Sahalee Country Club in Seattle and was seven clear after 15 holes.

Despite a bogey at the 16th and a double bogey at the 17th, she carded a level-par 72 to finish on seven under, three strokes clear of compatriot Jin Young Ko, American Lilia Vu and Japan’s Miyu

Yamashita.Yang was competing in her 75th major, the longest wait for a maiden victory since Angela Stanford won the 2018 Evian Championship in her 76th.

“I’m lost for words right now,” said Yang, who was runner-up at the US Women’s Open in 2012 and 2015.

“I started doubting myself if I was ever going to win a major before I retire and I’m so grateful and very, very happy to win one.

All four rounds were tough out there, but I just trusted what I prepared and I did my best all week.”

Yang made a strong start to her final round with a birdie at the first and two more before the turn.

Although she bogeyed the 10th, birdies at the 11th