OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — So Yeon Ryu wants to halt what has resembled a game of musical chairs on the LPGA Tour this season.
The newly minted world No. 1 will be going for her third win when the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship — the second major of the season — tees off Thursday on her 27th birthday. She comes in off a dominating win last week in the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship , which made her the first repeat winner in 16 events this season.
Ryu won the ANA Inspiration in April for her second major title after front-running Lexi Thompson was tripped up by a four-shot penalty. Ryu beat Thompson on the first hole of sudden death.
Including the KPMG, the women’s tour will play three majors in six weeks, giving Ryu the chance to prove her climb to the top is just the beginning of a long reign.