Pernilla Lindberg holds on to win ANA Inspiration play-off
Pernilla Lindberg lifted the ANA Inspiration on Monday after beating Inbee Park in a play-off that lasted eight holes.
For the first time in the 47-year history of the ANA Inspiration, and the LPGA in the desert, two players returned to Mission Hills Country Club to decide a winner on Monday.
With the completion of seven holes in the play-off, Lindberg and Park could not be separated.
However, when matters moved to the 10th again, Lindberg made her move. She drained a 30-foot birdie foot while Park missed a 15-footer to extend the saga.
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Lindberg’s victory was her first on the LPGA Tour – only the fifth time a player has made the ANA Inspiration their maiden triumph.
Speaking afterwards, the 31-year-old could not hide her delight.
“I just know I’m a grinder and I just felt this was mine and I’m going to do this,” said Lindberg.
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“I couldn’t believe that last one went in and Inbee didn’t hole hers and it’s mine.
“I dreamt of this moment ever since I was a kid.
“I remember writing goals when I was high school to win a major and I thought it was too good of a dream to come true, but it has.”
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