Leona Maguire makes Irish golf history with first LPGA Tour win at the Drive On Championship in Florida February 5th 2022.
On the day before her mother’s birthday, Leona Maguire decided to gift her with the performance of a lifetime at the LPGA Drive On Championship. After a final-round 67, Maguire cruised into the winner’s circle for the first time in her LPGA Tour career, becoming the first woman from Ireland to win in the Tour’s history. Her 198 ties her career-best 54-hole score, last recorded at the 2021 Pelican Women’s Championship.
“Hasn’t really sunk in yet. It’s a bit surreal. It’s been a long time coming and I suppose you don’t know it’s going to happen until it actually does,” said Maguire. “Tried to just stay really patient today. Didn’t get ahead of myself. Wanted to go out and just shoot a number. Didn’t want anybody to have to hand it to me. I wanted to go out and win it myself and earn it. Yeah, just really proud of the way I played today.”