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Mirim Lee wins first golf major with victory at the ANA Inspiration

September 14, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

South Korea's Mirim Lee held her nerve to win a tense three-way play-off and claim her first golf major at the ANA Inspiration.

(CNN)South Korea's Mirim Lee held her nerve to win a tense three-way play-off and claim her first golf major at the ANA Inspiration.

The 29-year-old beat American Nelly Korda and Canada's Brooke Henderson with a birdie on the first play-off hole, after the trio had finished the fourth round tied on 15-under par.

Lee, who secured her spot in the play-off with an incredible chip-in eagle on the 18th, celebrated her victory by leaping into Poppie's Pond with her caddie Matt Gelczis, who performed a spectacular belly flop into the water.

"Usually I'm not afraid of water, but the pool looked a little deep," the world number 94 told the Golf Channel.

It meant players could attack the green without the risk of the ball rolling into the water, instead getting a free drop if their shot hit the blue wall.

Gelczis admitted this was their play.

"Our play is to hit it into the middle of the green, let it run into the blue thing and get a free drop," he told Golf. com.

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