In Gee Chun enjoyed a superb performance at the 2022 AIG Women's Open, only to lose in an epic play-off to Ashleigh Buhai. Chun finished the week at Muirfield at 10-under-par, but was outlasted after four holes by the South African.
Chun said: “I just tried to stay in the present – that was my goal before starting the final round. Then I played in the play-off, so I’m still happy. To be honest, it’s not like happy-happy, but still, I think I made a good result. I think I did a good job too.
“I'm always happy to finish in a good position. I think now I have a lot of confidence I can play well at a links course.”
Chun was playing only her third major championship when she won the US Open in 2015 by one stroke over fellow Korean Amy Yang, but her victory at the following year’s Evian Championship was by a much more convincing margin.
Her 21-under total set a new record for major golf, men or women, and she finished four clear of two more compatriots, Ryu So-yeon and Park Sung-hyun. In the same season she also finished joint second, a stroke behind Lydia Ko, at the ANA Inspiration and she has since had three top-10 placings at the AIG Women’s Open.
She and Se Ri Pak are the only two players to make their first two LPGA Tour titles both majors and she added the Women's PGA Championship in June 2022. Seven clear at one point she found herself trailing Lexi Thompson by two with three to play, but rallied to win by one.