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The 40th major Championship edition of The Chevron Championship was played at the Mission Hills Country Club in California. Let’s look back at Jennifer Kupcho’s historic win.

Three times a charm

Kupcho made history on the final Sunday at Mission Hills Country Club by winning The Chevron Championship in her third attempt to become a major Champion.

She leaned on her experiences from the previous two years of playing the Dinah Shore Tournament Course especially on the back nine into the closing holes.

“Once I got to the 15th Fairway, two years ago I had the same exact front and pin number and holed it, so that’s what I thought about, and that is what made me hit such a good shot into 15. Then I was able to just the coast in, ”said Kupcho.

The average time it takes to win The Chevron Championship for the first time is 4.6 attempts.

Major Champion in Third Appearance | The Chevron Championship

1985 Alice Miller
2007 Morgan Pressel
2009 Brittany Lincicome
2010 Yani Tseng
2021 Patty Tavatanakit
2022 Jennifer Kupcho

A putting clinic

“I have matured a lot in the last year, and even since I have been out here. I think my putting has gotten a lot better. I have been able to calm myself down a lot better, ”said Kupcho.

Kupcho led the field in putting, averaging 1.60 putts per greens in regulation. During the second round, she hit nine consecutive fairways and greens which led to two birdies and her only bogey-free round of the major. It was her fourth bogey-free round in any major championship.

She is one of six players since 2008 to win majors while leading in the putting average.

Major Winners Leading in Putting Average – Putts Per GIR

Since 2008

2008 Inbee Park US Women’s Open
2009 Catriona Matthew AIG Women’s Open
2011 Yani Tseng KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
2020 Sei Young Kim KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
2021 Minjee Lee The Amundi Evian Championship
2022 Jennifer Kupcho The Chevron Championship

Two is good

Kupcho gained 2.50 strokes on the field in putting at The Chevron Championship that helped her secure her first win on the LPGA Tour by two strokes over Jessica Korda. She Ranks 36th in Strokes Gained – Putting this season but led the field in California.

“I putted really well, and you have to make putts in a major championship,” said Kupcho.

Most Strokes Gained – Putting | The Chevron Championship – All Four Rounds

Jennifer Kupcho 2.50
Aditi Ashok 2.25
Nanna Koerstz Madsen 2.10
Sophia Popov 2.06
Patty Tavatanakit 2.06

Well-rounded game

Overall, Kupcho performed well on the major golf course by focusing on the Fundamentals. She averaged 280 yards off the road, hit 44 of 56 Fairways (79%) and found 53 greens in regulation.

Kupcho hit 74% of greens which was 10% more than the field.

She ranked in the top five in total driving and ball striking and was 5 under on the par 4 holes and 7 under on the par 5 holes.

Her score of 16-under par 200 after 54 holes is the lowest 54-hole score at The Chevron Championship by two strokes. Pernilla Lindberg and Patty Tavatanakit each shot 202 in their major wins in 2018 and 2021 respectively.

Kupcho’s round of 64 on Saturday also ties the lowest third-round score in the event’s history and is the lowest third-round score by a Chevron Championship Winner. It is also her lowest 18-hole round in a major in 56 rounds played.

Jennifer Kupcho Field Ranks | The Chevron Championship

Total Driving (Distance + Accuracy) 5th
Ball Striking (Driving + GIR) 5th
Putting Average – Putts Per GIR 1st
Birdie or Better Percentage 1st
About 4 Scoring 1st

Looking forward to watching more tournament play. Let’s go Jennifer!

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