Lilia Vu (Vu-26-USA) has now won two of the five majors on the Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour this season. Vu shot a four-round total of 14-under-par 274 on Thursday at Walton Heath Golf Club (par-72, 6881 yards) in England to win the AIG Women’s Open ($9 million) by six strokes over second-place Charley Hull (27-England – 8-under-par). He earned $1.35 million for the win.
Boo started the day one stroke off the lead and pulled away from the field with six birdies and one bogey to make five strokes. The victory propelled her past Nelly Korda (25-USA) to the top of the women’s golf world rankings. Following her first victory on tour at the Honda Thailand in February, Boo won the season’s first major, the Chevron Championship, in April and now the AIG Open, she has clearly established herself as the new dominant force in women’s golf. She is the first woman to win two majors in a season since Jin Young Ko (28) in 2019. She moved to No. 1 on the LPGA Tour’s Player of the Year list and No. 2 on the money list ($2.593 million). Boo, who ranks second on the tour in putting, made 25 putts in the final round.
Boo has missed four cuts since winning the Chevron in April. At last month’s U.S. Women’s Open, she shot 17-over-par over two days, so she said, “It feels like a dream to win today, especially after the last few months,” adding, “I didn’t know if I could win again.” “I honestly thought I was lucky to win twice,” he added. “I’m a bit of a perfectionist. If I’m playing well and I mess up one hole, I get really upset because I think that shot, that hole, can cost me the win. But it doesn’t, and we all make mistakes. The next shot could be the greatest shot of your life.” 스포츠토토
Vu was born and raised in California, USA, and his parents are from Vietnam. Her maternal grandfather, who fled communist Vietnam with his family by boat in 1982, is widely recognized for his miraculous rescue by a U.S. Navy warship. Boo made her LPGA Tour debut in 2019, but dropped to the second tour the following year and even considered quitting golf. Remembering her maternal grandfather’s dying words, “Do your best,” she won three times on the second tour in 2021 and returned to the first tour last year.
Among the South Koreans, 35-year-old veteran Shin Ji-ae finished third (7-under par). Shin is the 2008 and 2012 champion of this event. Kim Hyo-ju, 28, who started the day in a tie for third place, one stroke off the lead, dropped two shots and finished tied for fourth (6-under par) with Yang Hee-young, 34. Jin Young Ko was tied for 30th (1-over par).