From drought-busters, to historic victories, to record moments, here are the top LPGA moments of the 2018 season.
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Brittany Lincicome got the 2018 season underway by successfully defending her title at the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic, with help from floodlights Sunday on the Ocean Club's 18th green.
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Jessica Korda won on the LPGA for the first time since jaw surgery in December 2017 by setting a tournament record (25 under par) at the LPGA Thailand.
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Michelle Wie holed a 36-foot putt from off the green on the final hole to win the Women’s World Championship by one stroke and capture her first LPGA tournament since the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open.
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Pernilla Lindberg captured her first LPGA victory, and a major at that, at the ANA Inspiration. She needed a major-record eight sudden-death holes over two days to finish off Inbee Park, ending it Monday morning with a 30-foot birdie putt,
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Brooke Henderson won her sixth career LPGA event at the Lotte Championship, dedicating her victory to the people involved in the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team bus crash in Saskatchewan.
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Moriya Jutanugarn won her first LPGA title at the Hugel-JTBC L.A. Open, joining sister Ariya as a tour winner. They became the second set of sisters to accomplish the feat (Annika and Charlotta Sorenstam).
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Lydia Ko hit a 3-wood to 3 feet for eagle to win the LPGA Mediheal Championship, her first LPGA title since 2016.
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Ariya Jutanugarn lost a seven-shot lead on the back nine before prevailing on the fourth hole of a playoff to win the U.S. Women's Open for her second major championship.
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The No. 1 ranking was up for grabs in 2018 and four different women took hold. Shanshan Feng, Inbee Park, Sung Hyun Park (pictured) and Ariya Jutanugarn took turns at No. 1.
10 / 19
Sei Young Kim set an LPGA record, shooting 31 under par to win the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic by nine strokes.
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Brittany Lincicome accepted an invitation to the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship. After opening in 78, she fired a 1-under 71 in the second round, including three straight birdies and an eagle hole-out.
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Georgia Hall, named in honor of Augusta, Ga., after Nick Faldo's 1996 Masters triumph, won her first major title at the Women's British Open, doing so on her home soil of England at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.
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The inaugural Q-Series proved to be controversial, exhausting and entertaining. A total of 48 players earned LPGA cards for 2019, including a handful of college players (Wake Forest's Jennifer Kupcho, pictured, included). That irked some of the NCAA coaches, but the eight-round, two-week event offered a strong test for all involved.
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It wasn't a major, but it certainly felt that way when Brooke Henderson shot 65 in the final round to capture the CP Women’s Open and earn her country's national title.
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It looked bleak after a late double bogey in the final round of the Evian Championship, but 40-year-old Angela Stanford birdied the 17th hole and just missed a birdie at the last. It was just enough, though, as Amy Olson made double bogey at 18 to give Stanford a one-shot win and her first major title.
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The best competition relating to the UL International Crown might have been which stellar four players would make the South Korean team. In Gee Chun, So Yeon Ryu, I.K. Kim and Sung Hyun Park led their country to victory in the biennial event.
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Nelly Korda earned her first LPGA win at the Taiwan Championship. She joined sister Jessica as tour winners, adding their names to the Jutanugarns and Sorenstams as sister champs.
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After a trying year, Lexi Thompson capped it in style with her first title in 2018 at the CME Group Tour Championship season finale.
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Ariya Juntanugarn won three tournaments in 2018. She also won the yearlong Race to the CME Globe prize - and the $1 million bonus that comes with that - as well as the Vare Trophy (scoring) and Player of the Year. She finished the year world No. 1.
Images from the final round of the 119th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
Images from Day 3 of the 119th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
Images from Day 2 of the 119th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links.