Ariya Jutanugarn is expected to move up to 10th on the latest Rolex Women's World Golf Rankings after winning the LPGA Volvik Championship on Sunday.
The Thai ace became the first player in LPGA history to win the same tournament on three successive occasions when she carded a final round five-under 67 to win the title by a massive five strokes.
In the process, she also became the first player since Inbee Park in 2013 to win three LPGA tournaments in succession, having won the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic and Kingsmill Championship earlier this month.
"This year I just really want my goal is just like win a tournament so I win like three in a row quick. [It] feels good," the 20-year-old told the official LPGA website after her victory.
Jutanugarn carded a bogey-free final round, although she was only able to notch one birdie over her first 12 holes. However, after a four-birdie stretch in five holes the chasing pack – led by Christina Kim and Brooke Henderson – were left to fight for the runner-up spot.
"After front nine, I mean front nine I really excited and nervous and I don't even think like what I have to do, I just feel like I don't want to have bogey, I don't want to miss left or miss right," she explained.
"And back nine I just feel like okay, I just have to do what is under my control and it just give me a lot better."
The Bangkok native is expect to move to a career-high 10th on the latest world rankings when the standings get updated on Monday. Jutanugarn credited her sublime performances in recent times to her improved ability to deal with pressure.
"I think last year I have chance to win like few tournament last year but I didn't learn like how to play with pressure, like I didn't know how to play golf. But this year, like especially last few week so I learn and I know how to play under pressure," she said.
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