Golf: Kim Sei-young sinks long birdie to win biggest prize in women's golf

South Korea's Kim Sei-young plays a shot on the seventh hole during the final round of the CME Group Tour Championship at Tiburon Golf Club on Nov 24, 2019 in Naples, Florida.
South Korea's Kim Sei-young plays a shot on the seventh hole during the final round of the CME Group Tour Championship at Tiburon Golf Club on Nov 24, 2019 in Naples, Florida.PHOTO: AFP

FLORIDA (REUTERS) - Kim Sei-young sank a 25-foot birdie putt at the final hole to win the CME Group Tour Championship and the biggest prize in women's golf, US$1.5 million in Florida on Sunday (Nov 24).

After leading for almost the entire tournament, Kim nearly blew it before coming through in unlikely circumstances at the par-four 18th, where her downhill putt broke deliciously to the right and trickled in.

The South Korean carded two-under-par 70 to win by one stroke from England's Charley Hull, who almost stole the tournament with five birdies in the final seven holes for a 66 at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples.

Kim finished at 18-under 270 in the season-ending event for her 10th LPGA victory at the age of 26.