Three consecutive birdies to finish saw Korea’s A Lim Kim surge to victory at the 2020 US Women’s Open.
After wet weather forced the Women’s US Open into a Monday finish, A Lim Kim eventually prevailed in her first-ever major golf championship, edging out Korea’s Jin Young Ko and American Amy Olson by a single stroke.
Kim closed out her round with three consecutive birdies to close with a final-round 4-under 67 – matching the best round of the championship.
And when you consider Kim’s final 72-hole total was 3-under par, those final three holes become even more impressive.
Ron Sirak summed up Kim’s remarkable finish for the USGA:
The effort by A Lim Kim on a cold, wet Monday on the doorstep of winter in Houston to win by one stroke over Amy Olson and Jin Young Ko was a gritty example of individual achievement. Finishing with three consecutive birdies and a 67 on a day when par was not the standard but rather a rumor was simply remarkable.
Fittingly, the end was marked by a socially distanced celebration in which Kim was bathed in a champagne shower in an isolated tent by a few friends, not on the 18th green in front of thousands of fans.