A Lim Kim wins US Women's Open debut with record-tying rally
A Lim Kim, of South Korea, kisses the championship trophy after winning the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Houston. The U.S. Women's Open, with its reputation as the toughest test, was a major she had never played. No one had ever started in a position that far back and won the U.S. Women's Open. The cold weather, the mud-splotched golf balls and the U.S. Women's Open test helped keep her mind from wandering. A two-time winner on the Korean LPGA, Kim got into the U.S. Women's Open off the world ranking when the pandemic kept the USGA from conducting open qualifying.