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."
Padraig Harrington: Bryson DeChambeau has stolen the glory and the thunder
Bernard Gallacher and Sam Torrance relive 1995 Ryder Cup moments
This Thursday marks 25 years since Europe won the Ryder Cup on American soil in sensational fashion.
US Open winner Bryson DeChambeau ‘changing the way people think about the game’
The 27-year-old was the only player to break par on a demanding final day.
5 things you might not know about US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau
DeChambeau can sign his autograph backwards with his left hand.
Bryson DeChambeau savours ‘blood, sweat and tears’ US Open triumph
The American won by six shots from compatriot Matthew Wolff.
Bryson DeChambeau wins US Open with Winged Foot masterclass
The American finished six shots clear of compatriot Matthew Wolff,
Rory McIlroy unravels within minutes as Winged Foot bears its teeth
Distance debate set to roll on as errant drives fail to derail US Open hopefuls
Only two players had finished under par in five previous US Opens at Winged Foot.