Another LPGA tournament is over but the winner of this LPGA tournament was a bit of a surprise to many. Or at least, it was to sports betting enthusiasts with money on Nelly Korda to win the Cognizant Founders Cup. However, luck was not in her favor this time. By the end of the tournament, the golf news headline read, Ko Jin-young Wins her 15th LPGA Title.
According to the latest sports news coverage, Ko Jin-young won the tournament after an amazing comeback. This is because she overcame a 4-shot deficit win the Founders Cup for the third time in 5 years. In addition, this latest victory makes this her second LPGA tour title this year. Last but not least, she now places second place in the LPGA word ranking in terms of points and money.
Ko Jin-young Wins her 15th LPGA Title by Winning the Cognizant Founders Cup
The LPGA Cognizant Founders Cup is part of the LPGA tour at the Upper Montclair Country Club in Clifton, NJ. This year, the prize money came to a total of $3 million for this par 71 golf course. As the first-place winner, Ko Jin-Young got to take $450,000 of it home.
Ko began the final round of the tournament four strokes behind Minjee Lee, the overnight leader. However, she was able to taking first place briefly on the seventh hole. This is when she got a birdie on the seventh after Lee had a double bogey on the par-3 sixth. Afterwards, both players went back and forth for the lead. However, Ko made a difficult, downhill putt for a birdie on the 72nd hole to set up the playoff.
While Ko Jin-young had decent sports betting odds at +1200, Online sportsbooks had Nelly Korda as the favorite to win while the defending champion Minjee Lee was at +3500. Interestingly enough, Ko Jin-young attributes her playoff win to luck. She said that she “was just a bit luckier than Minjee”.
Furthermore, she said that winning the tournament was a huge honor. This is because it is “difficult enough to win the same tournament twice”. Yet, she was “ lucky enough to win this for a third time today,”.
2023 LPGA Tour – Cognizant Founders Cup Top 10 Finish
|1||Jin Young Ko||-13||68||68||72||67||275|
|4||Hae Ran Ryu||-8||67||70||70||73||280|
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