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Hyo Joo Kim

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Broke the record for men’s and women’s major championships when she began the 2014 Evian Championship in France with a staggering 10-under 61. Nineteen at the time she suddenly found herself with a four-stroke lead over Karrie Webb. A day later she trailed by one and that was still the situation with a hole to play, but while she then sank a 12-foot birdie putt Webb bogeyed and so she became the third youngest player to win a women’s major.

And this in her first-ever appearance in a major, emulating the feat of Ben Curtis at the 2003 Open Championship and Keegan Bradley in the 2011 PGA Championship. Has since won four more times on the LPGA Tour, most recently in April, and in 2018 was in a play-off for the US Open, but lost at the fourth extra hole to Ariya Jutanugarn.