South Korean golfer conquers demons to win first major

South Korean golfer conquers demons to win first major

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With a major championship resting on a one-foot putt, the South Korean had missed the unmissable and endured every golfer’s worst nightmare.

The shot lipped out, spinning agonizingly around the circumference of the cup.

A playoff ensued, which she lost to compatriot Yoo Sun-young, and her hopes of winning the Kraft Nabisco Championship — now called the ANA Inspiration — had been shattered.

That, though, was five years ago.

Kim conquered her demons at this week’s Women’s British Open, defying the experts who predicted she’d never sufficiently recover from that torrid day at Missions Hills.

She had to hold off a spirited late challenge from England’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff at Kingsbarns…



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