Lexi Thompson leading at last Women’s PGA Championship

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Thompson, who is retiring from full-time golf on the LPGA Tour, has a one-shot lead over Nelly Korda and Patty Tavatanakit,
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Lexi Thompson, who is retiring from full-time golf on the LPGA Tour at the end of the season, made three straight birdies to start her round at the Sahalee Country Club and took a one-shot lead as she fired a four-under-par 68 in the opening round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

She added three more to open a one-shot lead over Nelly Korda and Thailand’s Patty Tavatanakit.

Charley Hull was among those a shot further back alongside Ireland’s Leona Maguire, with England’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff on even par, two better than Georgia Hall, with Bronte Law a further stroke adrift.

Yuka Saso, who won the US Open three weeks ago, was among those on 74 after four consecutive bogeys on the back nine.

After finishing runner-up last week, Thompson shrugged off suggestions her retirement announcement had prompted an upturn in form.

“I don’t think that has to do with announcing what I did,” she said. “It’s just a matter of being comfortable out there, playing free-swing Lexi I guess. Just enjoying being out there every step of the way.

“I’m just taking it one day at a time. I made my announcement. I’m very content with it.

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Charley Hull, of England, watches her shot on the 18th hole (Gerald Herbert/AP)

“Golf is a crazy game, so I’m not going to look too far ahead. Just taking it one day at a time and see where it takes me.”

Korda missed her last two cuts – having opened with an 80 at the US Open – after winning six of her previous seven starts.

“I’ve seen a lot of first-hand rollercoasters happen in people’s careers,” she said.

“I just know that if you stay positive and in your own bubble, you can bounce back. You work hard, you know what you got inside of you, and you just got to go out and execute it.”

Hull battled stomach cramps and waiting for her clubs to arrive in the build-up to the tournament.

“I didn’t feel the best, but I woke up this morning and felt fine and played all right, so there you go,” she said.

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Pos.PlayerTo ParR1
1Lexi Thompson-468
T2Patty Tavatanakit-369
T2Nelly Korda-369
T4Mao Saigo-270
T4Hinako Shibuno-270
T4Madelene Sagstrom-270
T4Caroline Inglis-270
T4Amy Yang-270
T4Arpichaya Yubol-270
T4Charley Hull-270
T4Leona Maguire-270
T4Celine Boutier-270
T4Allisen Corpuz-270
T4Akie Iwai-270
T15Sarah Schmelzel-171
T15Ayaka Furue-171
T15Hannah Green-171
T15Ruoning Yin-171
T15Hyo Joo Kim-171
T15Miyu Yamashita-171
T15Celine Borge-171
T22Ruixin LiuPar72
T22Peiyun ChienPar72
T22Ariya JutanugarnPar72
T22Ally EwingPar72
T22Jin Young KoPar72
T22Aditi AshokPar72
T22Morgane MetrauxPar72
T22Alexa PanoPar72
T22Bianca PagdangananPar72
T22Jodi Ewart ShadoffPar72
T22Maja StarkPar72
T22Aline KrauterPar72
T22Jeongeun Lee6Par72
T22Minami KatsuPar72
T36Mina Harigae+173
T36Cheyenne Knight+173
T36Mi Hyang Lee+173
T36Jennifer Kupcho+173
T36Brooke M. Henderson+173
T36Linn Grant+173
T36Pajaree Anannarukarn+173
T36Alexandra Forsterling+173
T36Olivia Cowan+173
T36Lauren Hartlage+173
T36Azahara Munoz+173
T36Yealimi Noh+173
T36Anna Nordqvist+173
T36Chanettee Wannasaen+173
T36Grace Kim+173
T36Gaby Lopez+173
T36Ashleigh Buhai+173
T36Yu Jin Sung+173
T54Malia Nam+274
T54Yuka Saso+274
T54Minjee Lee+274
T54Xiyu Lin+274
T54Lauren Coughlin+274
T54Moriya Jutanugarn+274
T54Lizette Salas+274
T54Lindsey Weaver-Wright+274
T54Georgia Hall+274
T54Esther Henseleit+274
T54Atthaya Thitikul+274
T54Angel Yin+274
T54Haeran Ryu+274
T54Elizabeth Szokol+274
T54Gabriela Ruffels+274
T54Stephanie Kyriacou+274
T70Yuna Nishimura+375
T70Sarah Kemp+375
T70Mariah Stackhouse+375
T70Lydia Ko+375
T70Angela Stanford+375
T70Lilia Vu+375
T70Hye-Jin Choi+375
T70Ryann O'Toole+375
T70Dottie Ardina+375
T70Minji Kang+375
T70Bronte Law+375
T70Polly Mack+375
T70Jiyai Shin+375
T70Isabella Fierro+375
T70Cristie Kerr+375
T70Frida Kinhult+375
T70Cydney Clanton+375
T70Robyn Choi+375
T70Jennifer Song+375
T89Perrine Delacour+476
T89Haeji Kang+476
T89Maria Fassi+476
T89Lindy Duncan+476
T89Jenny Shin+476
T89Sei Young Kim+476
T89A Lim Kim+476
T89Jin Hee Im+476
T89Nanna Koerstz Madsen+476
T89Brittany Lincicome+476
T89Jiwon Jeon+476
T89Hyo Joon Jang+476
T89So Mi Lee+476
T89Narin An+476
T89Gemma Dryburgh+476
T89Rose Zhang+476
T89Wei-Ling Hsu+476
T89Pornanong Phatlum+476
T107Stephanie Meadow+577
T107Chisato Iwai+577
T107Trichat Cheenglab+577
T107Andrea Lee+577
T107Emily Kristine Pedersen+577
T107Paula Reto+577
T107Rio Takeda+577
T107Nataliya Guseva+577
T107Auston Kim+577
T107Xiaowen Yin+577
T107Nasa Hataoka+577
T107Kim Paez (CFPT)+577
T107Mary Liu+577
T120Yu Liu+678
T120Kaitlyn Papp Budde+678
T120Bailey Tardy+678
T120Wichanee Meechai+678
T120Albane Valenzuela+678
T120Danielle Kang+678
T120Stephanie Connelly Eiswerth (CFPT)+678
T120Marina Alex+678
T120Hee Young Park+678
T120Carlota Ciganda+678
T120Savannah Grewal+678
T120Roberta Liti+678
T132Yue Ren+779
T132Ssu-Chia Cheng+779
T132Caroline Masson+779
T132Alena Sharp+779
T132Yani Tseng+779
T132Eun-Hee Ji+779
T132Weiwei Zhang+779
T132Sophia Popov+779
T140Jasmine Suwannapura+880
T140Kristen Gillman+880
T142Samantha Morrell (CFPT)+981
T142Megan Khang+981
T142Stacy Lewis+981
T142Linnea Strom+981
T142Mone Inami+981
T142Allie White (CFPT)+981
T142Pernilla Lindberg+981
T142Alison Lee+981
T150Hira Naveed+1082
T150Allie Knight (CFPT)+1082
152Sandra Changkija (CFPT)+1183
T153Jennifer Borocz (CFPT)+1284
T153Lucy Li+1284
T153Wendy Ward (CFPT)+1284
156Yan Liu+1587
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KPMG Women’s PGA Championship 2024

Date: June 20th - 23rd 2024

Location: Sahalee Country Club, Sammamish, Washington

Purse: $10,400,000

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