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Ariya, Rory return to winner’s circle

Ariya, Rory return to winner’s circle

Duo among champs in year of comebacks

Los angeles: Former world No.1 Ariya Jutanagarn shot an incredible closing 63 to win the Honda LPGA Thailand beating her Thai compatriot Atthaya Thitikul by one stroke on Sunday.

Ariya Jutanugarn lifts the Honda LPGA Thailand trophy at Siam Country Club in Chon Buri on Sunday.

In the process, she ended a 1,015-day wait for her 11th LPGA Tour title and became the first home winner in the tournament’s 15-year history.

Her last win before Sunday had been the 2018 Ladies Scottish Open and she revealed just how close she had come to walking away from the game during the dark days in between.

“I had really tough time last two years. I don’t know how many times I told my psych coach: ‘You know what, I want to rest, I want to stop’,” said Ariya…

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