ANA Inspiration 2019, final round – live!

10.07pm BST

Good evening everybody … or good afternoon if you’re in Rancho Mirage in the Californian desert for the 48th staging of the Dinah Shore. Co-founded and hosted by the famous big-band singer, actor and television personality, this tournament has been variously known through the years as the Colgate-Dinah Shore Winner’s Circle, the Colgate-Dinah Shore, the Nabisco Dinah Shore Invitational, the Nabisco Dinah Shore, the Nabisco Championship, the Kraft Nabisco Championship and now the ANA Inspiration. A bronze statue of Shore greets the players as they reach the 18th at Mission Hills. Who will leap into Poppie’s Pond under Dinah’s gaze today? Let’s set about finding out!

4.00pm BST

You’d need a heart of stone not to wish Kim In-Kyung all the best at Mission Hills this afternoon. Back in 2012, Kim left herself a one-foot putt for victory in the ANA Inspiration’s earlier guise, the Kraft Nabisco. A quick tap-in, and then she’d be taking the famous celebratory leap into Poppie’s Pond, before being awarded the Dinah Shore Trophy and draped in the Champions Robe.

Easy as you like. Only Kim – who had made a couple of fine birdie putts from 15 and 20 feet at 16 and 17 – allowed herself to be devoured by golf’s demons and yipped the tiddler. Her South Korean compatriot Sun-young Yoo won the resulting play-off at the first hole. Most of Kim’s demons were happily exorcised by her 2017 British Open win, a major finally landed. But one or two remain, because Mission Hills owes her a little something. If she prevails today, there’ll be wild and glorious scenes at Poppie’s Pond.

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Source: theguardian