“It is thanks to my grandfather that I am able to be here today.”
These are the feelings of Lilia Bu (USA) who won the Chevron Championship, the first major tournament of the LPGA tour season.
On the 24th (Korean time), on the last day of the tournament held in Woodlands, Texas, Boo hit a final total of 10 under par 278 and entered an extension with Angel Inn (USA).
Then, on the 18th hole (par 5), the first hole of her extension, she put a birdie putt of about 4.5m and won the championship.
Vietnamese-American Boo is also known for the story of her maternal grandfather’s escape from communist Vietnam in 1982 by boat.
“I heard her grandfather had been planning a boat escape for several months,” said Boo, who won her second major on the Tour following Honda Thailand in February this year, at a press conference. They say it ran,” he said.
Boo expressed her gratitude, “Thanks to that escape, her mother came to America, and because she gave birth to me there, her grandfather is the reason I can be where I am today.”
Boo’s maternal grandfather passed away in the early days of the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19).
Boo recalled, “The last words my grandfather said before he passed away were, ‘Play your best’.”
At the time, Boo was competing in an LPGA Division 2 Tour event and he was said to have been widowed by his grandfather on the day he returned from the tournament.
“To be honest, I was very angry on the course today, but I was able to control my emotions because I thought that if I did, my grandfather would be disappointed,” Boo said.
At the press conference, I asked for the name of Boo’s maternal grandfather, but Boo replied, “I don’t know exactly because I only have a Vietnamese name.” 토토사이트
“Today’s course was difficult, and it was windy and cold,” said Boo.
“I putt as I saw the line, but I was worried that it would be a little fast, but I believed in myself and hit it,” he explained.
Boo, who threw himself into the lake next to the 18th hole green after winning, said, “Actually, I saw a snake in the pond near the 17th hole in the 2nd or 3rd round, so I had to think about whether I would fall into the water today.” , It was time for adrenaline rush, so I decided to fall into the water,” he smiled.