Jimin Kang Opens Her Bag
Jimin Kang made three birdies in her final four holes to earn her second-career LPGA Tour victory at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia. The 30-year-old calmly rolled in a 12-foot, downhill putt on the 54th hole to shoot 6-under-par 65 on Sunday, then nervously watched as LPGA veteran Juli Inkster carded a bogey on the final hole to drop out of a tie for the lead. The victory is Kang's second on Tour following a Rolex First-Time victory at the 2005 LPGA Corning Classic. Kang's first-place check totals 270,000, vaulting her to 20th on the 2010 LPGA Official Money List. "Speechless," Kang said when asked how she felt. "That's not that easy to do for me. I played solid. I hit a lot of putts. As you guys can tell, my score was good enough to win a tournament, and you know, it's been a while. So I'm trying to soak this in. Oh, my God, I can't believe I won!
Breathe in, breathe out. Kang felt the nerves toward the end of the day. "I pulled my caddy, I was like, I'm getting goose bumps," she said. "I can't breathe anymore. And my caddy said, "Jimin, take a deep breath. Breathe. Breathe." That was all I did toward the end.
Jimin Kang's bag at the 2010 Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia
|Driver||Honma Beres Proto (9 degree; Honma Armaq shaft)|
|Fairway Wood||Honma Tour World 3-wood (14.5 degree)|
|Hybrid||Honma Beres Tour UT (18 degree)|
|Irons||Honma Tour World 904 (4-PW)|
|Wedges||Honma W103 (53 and 58 degree)|
|Putter||TaylorMade Rossa Daytona|
|Ball||Titleist Pro V1x|
|Footwear||FootJoy DryJoys with BOA Lacing System|