Ha Na Jang had a great rookie year in 2015, but four times she came up short of breaking through for her first LPGA win, instead finishing runner-up, including at the Coates Golf Championship.
Jang, who made the first-ever par-4 hole-in-one in LPGA history at last week's season-opening Pure Silk Bahamas Classic, got that maiden win on Saturday. With a pair of birdies in the final three holes, Jang pulled away from a crowded leaderboard to win the Coates Golf Championship at Golden Ocala Golf Club in Ocala, Fla. Her 11-under total was good enough for a two-shot win over Brooke Henderson.
Lydia Ko, Sei Young Kim and In Gee Chun finished tied for third at 8-under 280.
As Jang made her winning birdie putt on the 18th hole, she celebrated with a Chi-Chi Rodriguez inspired move, turning her putter in what the LPGA described as a samurai sword, twisting it before tucking it underneath her arm.
Ha Na Jang’s Samurai Ceremony Celebration after her winning putt at the Coates Golf Championship
Posted by LPGA on Saturday, February 6, 2016
Of course, the move made us think of this all-time great golf GIF.
However, we think Jang is going to become way more famous than that guy.
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