It has cost him blood, sweat and tears, especially tears, many tears. But she there she has her. Nanna Koer
It has cost him blood, sweat and tears, especially tears, many tears. But she there she has her. Nanna Koerstz Madsen has conquered this Sunday his first victory in the LPGA tour after defeating China on the second playoff hole Xiyu Lin at Honda LPGA Thailand. Both had tied at -26. So many times she was there to win and so many times it slipped through her fingers that her triumph has been highly celebrated, especially by her teammates at the 2021 Solheim Cup.
Madsen win and make history for Denmark. It is the first triumph of this country in the LPGA tour. He achieves it at the age of 27 and after a career of work, perseverance and persistence. She was always good, one of the best as an amateur, winner on the Ladies European Tour at just 21 years old, triple champion on the Epson Tour at just 22 and with an LPGA card since 2018. She had to learn to control a volcanic attitude on the course that It cost him more than one disappointment, but he got it and it grew little by little until today.
She is an extraordinary player. She has a lot of quality. She goes long and her irons are fabulous, although her swing and especially her putting has suffered a lot under pressure. She has missed victories that she already had in one hand, like that Spanish Open in Aloha that Anna Van Dam snatched from her on the last hole.
Today history was about to repeat itself. Madsen has been a clear dominator of the situation this Sunday in the Pattaya Old Course of the Siam Country Club. He has reached the 16th hole with an advantage of three strokes, in absolute control, but from then on he has begun to make water. He bogeyed on the 16th, missed a one and a half meter birdie putt on the 17th and made a new bogey on the 18th, a par 5 that was giving many birdies. He has opened the door and Xiyu Lin has sneaked in with a birdie at 18.
Madsen He has been one millimeter away from tripping over the same stone. Lin was just that, a millimeter away from winning the tiebreaker on the first hole of the playoff, with an excellent chip from off the green that went over the hole. The two golfers tied with birdie the first duel and in the second they took it Madsen with a house brand golf. A good start and, above all, a sidereal iron. Eagle option of about three meters and, now, inside. Finally. The can was opened.
The Nordic golfer celebrated it with a good number of colleagues from the Solheim Cup, perhaps the tournament that really marked a before and after in his career, the appointment that taught him how to win. Precisely, one of her European companions, Celine Boutier, a multiple winner on the LPGA Tour, was in contention for victory in Thailand until the end. She finished third, one stroke away from the tiebreaker.
For its part, Charlotte Ciganda (-12) has not had the best of Sundays. He has made par, with four birdies and four bogeys, too irregular, and has dropped to 40th place. The weekend has cost him a little more with the irons. He hasn’t hunted so much green and that has prevented him from leaving himself birdie options and making the occasional mistake more than necessary. In any case, the Navarrese adds and continues, looking for that victory that has been set as a great goal for 2022.