Jutanugarn: Happiness is key
Ariya Jutanugarn believes her happiness helped her to a win at the Canadian Pacific Women's Open on Sunday.
The Thai native made the most of her two stroke head-start on the field on the final day to cruise to a four shot win in Calgary.
Her secret to success? Happiness.
"I think today, like before today I felt like I wanted to have fun and be happy on the course," the world number two said after the event.
"No matter what's going to happen, I can handle it. I feel really happy with myself right now."
Jutanugarn has enjoyed a meteoric rise to the upper echelons of women's golf. After joining the LPGA Tour in 2015, she has notched up no less than five victories, including three in a row in May earlier this year.
"After I won my first tournament, after that, I feel like I reached my goal, and after that I feel like I don't care like what my ranking going to be," continued the 20-year-old.
"I don't care if I'm going to win the tournament or not. The only thing I want to be is I really want to be happy on the course. That's the only key I want to be right now."
Meanwhile, Lydia Ko, who was the defending champion, felt she was too far behind Jutanugarn to make a charge on Sunday.
"I think I was a little far away going into today," said the New Zealander, who was seven shots off the pace going into the final round.
"I needed to maybe shoot 18-under by the looks of where the other girls are playing. But no, it's been a great week. I played solid all week, and there's a lot of positives to take from this week.
"I'm happy with it, and especially when I'm defending and I'm still able to have a top-10 finish. I think it was a great week, and I really appreciate all the support from the crowds here."
Romain Langasque equals course record to lead Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
The Frenchman recovered from an early bogey with two eagles and eight birdies to reach 11 under par.
Rory McIlroy bemoans ‘ugly year’ and seeks solution to divide in golf world
The arrival of Saudi-backed LIV Golf series has fractured the game in 2022.
On this day in 2014 – Europe retain Ryder Cup with Gleneagles victory
The Gleneagles victory was Europe’s eighth win in 10 matches.
‘Is this where I am going to die?’ Nicolas Colsaerts on kidney disorder battle
The Belgian is the focus of attention this week as he belatedly defends the Cazoo Open de France title he won three years ago.
On this day in 2008: Ryder Cup misery in Louisville for Nick Faldo’s Europe team
Faldo was heavily criticised for his tactics in the closing singles.
Open champion Cameron Smith wins first LIV trophy in just second start
The world number two is the highest-ranked player to join the rebel series.
Robert MacIntyre beats Matt Fitzpatrick in play-off to win Italian Open
MacIntyre birdied the first extra hole at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club, the venue for next year’s Ryder Cup.
Matt Fitzpatrick holds narrow lead ahead of final round at Italian Open
Rory McIlroy and Aaron Rai are one shot off the pace.
Rory McIlroy picks up the pace to claim lead ahead of Matt Fitzpatrick in Rome
McIlroy’s group looked unlikely to complete their second rounds after taking three hours to play nine holes.
Matt Fitzpatrick leads way at Italian Open despite ‘inconsistent’ display
The US Open champion held a one-shot lead over fellow Englishman Tom Lewis,