Charley Hull bags first LPGA title by two shots in Florida

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Charley Hull is only 20-years-old but has her first LPGA title under her belt after winning the CME Group Tour Championship.

Hull set a new tournament record of 19 under par as she beat South Korea's Ryu So-yeon by two shots.

She went into the final day with a one-shot lead ahead and produced a bogey-free six-under-par final round of 66 at the Florida course to gain her first victory on the LGPA Tour.

Speaking afterwards she said: "It's wicked to do it at 20, It feels good to be joining the winners this year."

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Today's Golfer recently caught up with Charley Hull and here is a look at her career so far and plus she reveals when she first broke par and what she does when she's not on the golf course.

After taking up golf aged two, Hull first caught the golfing world's attention aged nine, when she won the Ladies Golf Union Championship in hurricane conditions at Turnberry.

Hull turned professional in 2013 and finished second in her first five tournaments as a pro, going on to finish sixth in the Ladies European Tour Order of Merit that season and was unsurprisingly, crowned Ladies European Tour Rookie of the Year for her efforts.

In August 2013, Hull was selected to compete in the 2013 Solheim Cup, becoming the youngest person ever to play in the tournament. Hull's performance more than proved that she was worth a spot on the team; she secured two points for a victorious Europe, including a 5&4 singles win over Paula Creamer.

She won her first professional title in 2014, at the Lalla Meryern Cup in Morocco.

20 Questions with Charley Hull

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1. How old were you and where did you break par for 18 holes the first time?

I first broke par when I was 10-years-old at Kettering GC in Northants. I was -4 through nine holes, but managed to finish -1.  

2. Best shot of your career?

 The 4-iron from around 185 yards that I hit in the play-off which helped me win my first European Tour victory (Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco).

3. One mulligan you’d like to have?

I would love to replay the drive that I hit in the play-off at the German Open. I blocked it right and had to chip out which cost me the title.  

4. Favourite course in the world?

I like playing golf in Dubai because the courses are in great condition, but I love my home club, Woburn. 

5. Favourite course in the UK?

 Woburn.

6. Favourite hole in the world?

I really like the 1st hole at Royal Birkdale. When the wind is off the left, the fairway is extremely tight and the trouble on the right makes it a good test. The fact I’ve played the Ricoh Women’s British Open there makes it even more special.

7. Favourite hole in the UK?

 First at Birkdale.

8. What’s your favourite club and why?

I like hitting them all but if I have to say one it would be my 4-iron. I always seem to hit it well. 

9. Favourite movie?

The Wolf of Wall Street.

10. Favourite musician or group?

Arctic Monkeys. 

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11. Favourite sporting event, non-golf?

I really like Wimbledon. I was obsessed with everything about it when I was younger. 

12. Favourite TV show?

 Vampire Diaries.

13. Favourite sports team?

 Liverpool FC.

14. Favourite male athlete?

 Tiger Woods.

15. Favourite female athlete?

Anna Kournikova. 

16. Any golf superstitions?

 I won’t tell you them all, but I won’t do certain things such as wearing certain colours or hats – if they didn’t work the first time, I am conscious of them the next.

17. Favourite view in golf?

 I love the landscape at Woburn among the setting of tree-lined fairways.

18. Favourite holiday destination?

I travel so much, so being at home is kind of like a holiday. 

19. Who would be in your dream foursome (non-Tour players)?

My closest friends – Grant Cherry, Shea Smith and James Northern – because we always have a lot of fun and laughs. 

20. Who would be in your Tour foursome?

Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Seve Ballesteros. 

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