Sung Hyun Park’s playoff victory at the Women’s PGA Championship made her just the second multiple winner in 18 LPGA events this season. The 24-year-old Korean also won the VOA Texas Classic at the start of May.
The LPGA’s other multiple winner is Ariya Jutanugarn, who also notched her second in a major when she won a playoff over Hyo-Joo Kim at the U.S. Women’s Open.
No matter who won Sunday’s playoff, the LPGA was assured of getting its second multiple winner of 2018. So Yeon Ryu (Meijer LPGA Classic) and Nasa Hataoka (Walmart NW Arkansas Championship) had captured the two stops leading into the Women’s PGA.
With his romp at the Quicken Loans National, Francesco Molinari became the first Italian to win a PGA Tour event since Toney Penna captured the 1947 Atlanta Open.
Born in Naples, Penna moved to the United States with his family at an early age and he grew up just north of New York City. The PGA Tour credits him with four victories, starting with the 1937 Pennsylvania Open. One year later, he tied for third in the U.S. Open at Cherry Hills.
EXIT FACTOID: Sung Hyun Park and Francesco Molinari both claimed victory playing a Titleist Pro V1x. (Available via Amazon Prime).