Jin Young Ko from South Korea wins the Founders Cup at Wildfire Golf Club in Arizona.
Jin fired a final round -7 under par 65 to lift the Founders Cup trophy with a -22 under tournament total.
Jin said she had learned from Jenny Song about how Dustin Johnson controlled his emotions;
“She told me Dustin hit so bad and he didn’t get angry, put clubs in the bag and just walk.”
“So, I tried like Dustin yesterday and today. I just tried no angry, no happy, just focus.”
“Lots of players thinks if there is a pin in the ball might hit the pin and come out.”
“I think it’s great to put the pin in because of it makes it easier for me to putt because it is a small target.”
“I got lots of confidence for this year. Really good for third win in the States.”
Sharing second place at -21 under par are the Korda sisters from the USA, Jess, -8 under 64 today, Nelly with -6 under 66. They were joined on that score by Carlota Ciganda, Spain, -3 under 69 and Yu Liu from China, with a last round -2 under 70.
Yu loved the experience of the final round;
“It was amazing week for me, first time being able to play in the final round, first time being in contention.”
“Didn’t handle the way I wanted to, but feel like there is always room for improvements.”
Carlota wanted to win in Arizona;
“I would’ve loved to win, always special here in Phoenix, but I couldn’t today.”
Jess was coming back from injury;
“Obviously, playing pain-free. It shows.”
Sister Nelly was cheesed off;
“I’m bummed, but I’m not too bummed because I played well this week and I’m happy with the way my game is trending.”