Trusting several Tour-tested FootJoy products to battle the cold,
wind and rain - not to mention the star-studded field - 20-year-old Ji
Young Oh shot a final round 2-under 70 to win the Sybase Classic by four shots. It was her second win on the LPGA Tour, coming less than a year after winning the State Farm Classic in Illinois.
The straight-hitting South Korean wore a women’s Performance Light Jacket, SciFlex glove and MyJoys golf shoes for her final round and posted the second best round of the day under challenging conditions.
“At the State Farm I didn’t expect to win that tournament, the
opportunity presented itself to me,” she said through an interpreter.
“I played with a lot of great players (in this event) and from the
first day when I made that hole-in-one I knew that trophy was waiting
for me and I needed to do everything in my power to win this
“I really wanted it badly and there was no way I wasn’t going to get it,” Oh added.
Oh started the round tied for the lead and quickly built a three
shot lead after only three holes. After battling back-and-forth with
her nearest competitor, she took the lead for good on the 12th hole.
She finished in style by rolling in a 7-footer for birdie on the 72nd
Despite trailing her playing partners by 50 yards on most drives,
she showed a steady iron game, hit her rescue club well on long second
shots and displayed a great short game. She save par on the fourth hole
with a bunker shot that rolled into the pin and dribbled 2 feet away.
She sank a 15-foot putt for par on the ninth hole from a hole-high
location on the fringe. She also lagged close for tap-ins at least a
half dozen times.