It’s Moving Day at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

Background has a funny way of repeating itself. In 2011, Rory McIlroy led the U.S. Open up by 6 photographs and his two-spherical total of 11-below-par. Through 36 holes of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, In Gee Chun has a two-working day overall of 11-beneath-par and qualified prospects by, you guessed it, six photographs. Even nevertheless Congressional Region Club has undergone a transformation to their Blue Study course, it seems this Significant venue enjoys historic participate in. 

Not ample can be explained of Chun’s operate at a 3rd main championship title. We protected her historic opening spherical. Above the past six KPMG PGA Championships the winner has led or co-led following 36-holes. The facts tells a story and historical past frames the image, but this is golfing, and we all know profitable is really tough. In particular when anticipations get started to exceed our attitude to keep in the existing. 

In Gee Chun of South Korea reacts after making her putt on the second green during the second round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Congressional Country Club on June 24, 2022 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

In Gee Chun of South Korea reacts immediately after generating her putt on the 2nd environmentally friendly in the course of the 2nd round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Congressional Nation Club on June 24, 2022 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Image by Elsa/Getty Images)

A six-shot guide with 36-holes to play is not insurmountable. The important for all the chasers is to keep their foot on the accelerator. They know the deficit and emitted an aura of intensity for the pursuit on the driving array this morning. Can another person catch Chun? Heritage tells us no, but just after a glimpse at KPMG Overall performance Insights, it will be exciting to see how it all performs out.

Jennifer Kupcho of the United States prepares to play her shot from the ninth tee during the second round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Congressional Country Club on June 24, 2022 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Jennifer Kupcho of the United States prepares to play her shot from the ninth tee through the 2nd round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Congressional Country Club on June 24, 2022 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photograph by Elsa/Getty Illustrations or photos)

Jennifer Kupcho, one the most steady gamers all period and currently tied for 2nd, won the Chevron Championship in April and is on the lookout for again-to-again victories soon after profitable in Michigan. Bear in mind, Nelly Korda accomplished the feat in 2021, successful the Meijer Traditional the week prior to the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.. 

Together with Kupcho in a tie for next is Lydia Ko. She’s been unbelievably steady as properly this season, finishing inside of the Best 10 6 instances in 11 functions. In actuality, she hasn’t concluded outside the house the Major 25 in 2022. Some may possibly say she should be successful extra, but if she reels in In Gee this 7 days, she’ll be in the dialogue for Player of the Yr.

Sei Younger Kim is seven again of Chun. We know any person searching to capture In Gee will need a lower round. Just so happens Sei Younger has extra rounds in the 60’s than any person else considering that 2015 in key championships with 47. No question she’ll will need quantities 48 and 49 to do it this weekend, but she’s proven she can do it.

Minjee Lee of Australia plays her shot from the third tee during the third round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Congressional Country Club on June 25, 2022 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Minjee Lee of Australia performs her shot from the 3rd tee all through the 3rd round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Congressional Country Club on June 25, 2022 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Image by Elsa/Getty Photographs)

Profitable the U.S. Women’s Open up by 4 shots proves Minjee Lee is a “major” player. Her capacity to move on the weekend of a Championship is apparent. No person given that 2018 has additional rounds of 67 or far better in Main Championships than Lee with 11. She is eight back again to start the working day. Can she make it again-to-back Majors?

There is a who’s who of expertise chasing In Gee this weekend. While she has heritage on her facet, it will choose an extraordinary last two rounds to ward off the most effective in the entire world.