Park wins Founders Cup, 54-year-old Davies ties for 2nd
By The Associated Press
Inbee Park tees off on the first hole during the final round of an LPGA golf tournament on Sunday, March 18, 2018, in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
PHOENIX (AP) -
Inbee Park spoiled Laura Davies' bid to become the oldest winner in LPGA Tour history, pulling away from the 54-year-old Englishwoman on Sunday in the Founders Cup
Park closed with a 5-under 67 at Desert Ridge for her 19th LPGA Tour victory and first in a little over a year. The 29-year-old South Korean star finished at 19-under 269, a day after revealing she was 50-50 about retiring before returning from a long break.
Davies, three strokes behind Park entering the round after the World Golf Hall of Famers shot matching 63s on Saturday, bogeyed the last for a 69 to finish five strokes back. She tied for second with Ariya Jutanugarn and Marina Alex.
Davies won the last of her 20 LPGA Tour titles in 2001. She missed a chance to shatter the LPGA Tour age record set by Beth Daniel in the 2003 Canadian Women's Open at 46 years, 8 months, 29 days.
Park pulled away on the back nine with four consecutive birdies.