Watch the video highlights where Céline Boutier won the MayBank Championship this Sunday with a score of -21, after an epic nine-hole play-off against Thai Atthaya Thitikul. This sixth victory on the LPGA circuit propels the French number 1 to still unexplored heights, placing her in a good position to reach the top of the women's golf world rankings. With her victory, Céline Boutier takes the lead in the Rolex Player of the Year rankings, overtaking three-time 2023 champion Lilia Vu.

Worthy of an Alfred Hitchcock thriller, after an interminable play-off at the end of the nine-hole suspense, Céline Boutier was impressively masterful during her first 18 holes and it was her unfailing champion mentality that made the difference against the young Atthaya Thitikul in this play-off, equaling the record for the second longest playoff in the history of the LPGA Tour.

Even if the Francilienne briefly had a two-shot lead, the Thai players, Jasmine Suwannapura and Atthaya Thitikul, never let the Frenchwoman escape. The tension was at its height when the Parisian narrowly missed a birdie on the 18th hole, while her opponents still had shots to play.

However, Céline Boutier showed unfailing determination and great mastery during this play-off. After nine additional holes, she finally emerged victorious, thus winning her fourth title of the year 2023. This victory adds to her previous triumphs, notably at the LPGA Drive on Championship in March, at the Amundi Evian Championship in July ( his first Major), and at the Scottish Open the following week.

“I definitely wanted to win this award at some point in my career. I really didn’t expect that to be the case this season,” Boutier said. “I just feel like it's so difficult to be able to win already and just to have the chance to win this award at the end of the season is something I definitely don't take for granted. There is an incredible amount of talent on the Tour, and I am very happy to be able to win this award this year. » expressed Céline Boutier.

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Céline Boutier crowned in Malaysia after a suspenseful play-off