Following four playoff holes, the 2018 ANA Inspiration - the first LPGA Tour major of the year, was suspended for darkness on Sunday night.
Play will resume at 8 a.m. local time on Monday, April 2, at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California, with Inbee Park and Pernilla Lindberg playing holes 10, 17 and 18 on repeat in sudden death format until there is a Major champion.
T1, -15 (273) – Pernilla Lindberg, Inbee Park, Jennifer Song
Playoff Hole 1: All players made par
Playoff Hole 2: All players made par
Playoff Hole 3: Lindberg, Park made birdie; Song eliminated with par
Playoff Hole 4: Lindberg, Park made par; playoff suspended until Monday morning at 8 a.m. Pacific time
To say this tournament had everything is to sell short the drama that unfolded. There were two sister acts in the mix and among those who made appearances on the final-round leaderboard were a few who’d never won a major – Jessica Korda, Charley Hull and Caroline Masson among them – and a slew who had never even won a regular LPGA event, including Lindberg, Song, Nelly Korda, Jodi Ewart Shadoff, Ayako Uehara, Moriya Jutanugarn and Amy Olson.
Meanwhile, Park is trying for her 20th LPGA victory and eighth major championship. She was, once again remarkably in control, making putt after putt, including a difficult, downhill 25-footer on No. 17 as she birdied four of her last six holes. Through 72 holes, she used only 107 putts.
Inbee Park, Republic of Korea (-15), on her competitor Pernilla Lindberg:
“It’s always exciting to see someone playing really well in a major championship where they haven’t been in that position. I mean even she doesn’t have much experience, she’s in the last group in a playoff, but I think everybody is in the same situation in the playoff. Everybody’s nervous. Everybody wants a major win, so I think we are really playing under the same conditions.”
Pernilla Lindberg, Sweden (-15), on her play on Sunday:
“I didn’t look at the leaderboard all day. I just had a number in my head all day and that number was 16 (under par), so that was a good guess. Obviously, I didn’t get to 16, but I knew, actually, walking off the 18th, Daniel, my caddie, told me I had to make a birdie to get into the play-off, and I did it.”