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Women’s PGA Championship: final round – live!

It’s been quite the week so far for Chun In-gee. The 27-year-old from South Korea has long been looking to add the Women’s PGA Championship to the Women’s Open she won as a 20-year-old tour debutant in 2015 and the Evian Championship she hoisted a year later. A period in the doldrums followed – just the one win on Tour since then, at the KEB Hana Bank in 2018 – but a couple of top-ten finishes in the majors in the last couple of years have seen Chun back on the right track … and an opening-day 64 this week, which gave her a record-equalling five-stroke lead after 18 holes, set her fair to end her unexpectedly lengthy wait for major number three.

But it’s tough keeping this sort of thing up for four days. Chun was still five clear through 15 holes yesterday, only to get overwhelmed by tall grass, then a bush, on the par-five 16th. She ran up a double-bogey seven. Suddenly her lead going into the final round was only – only! – three, giving the chasing pack renewed hope. And what a chasing pack it is, featuring major champions in Lexi Thompson, Kim Sei-young, Hannah Green, Brooke Henderson, Jennifer Kupcho, Anna Nordqvist, Ko Jin-young, Lydia Ko, Yuka Saso and the new US Open champion Minjee Lee.

“If it’s going to be too easy, then I feel it is boring,” Chun said after her round yesterday. That’s just as well, then, because what previously looked like a definite procession has now the potential to become an absolute nail-biter. Our coverage begins at 6pm BST. It’s on!

Leaders after 54 holes
-8: Chun In-gee
-5: Choi Hye-jin, Lexi Thompson, Kim Sei-young
-4: Hannah Green
-3: Atthaya Thitikul, Brooke Henderson, Jennifer Chang, Jennifer Kupcho
-2: Stephanie Meadow, Minjee Lee
-1: Jessica Korda, Chella Choi, Anna Nordqvist, Angel Yin, Yuka Saso, Lydia Ko, Ko Jin-young

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