- Lindberg wins first title and first major
- Had never won in 249 previous tournaments
(CNN)She was playing in her 250th professional tournament, but Pernilla Lindberg's first victory came in emphatic fashion with a major title at the ANA Inspiration.
The 31-year-old Swede, ranked 95th in the world, beat seven-time major winner Inbee Park in an absorbing eight-hole sudden-death playoff which finished Monday.
The pair had tied with American Jennifer Song at 15 under to take the event to a playoff for the second straight year after So Yeon Rhu beat Lexi Thompson last year.
Song exited at the third extra hole, but after floodlights were used to illuminate the green for a fourth hole, darkness prevailed to set the stage for a Monday shootout at Mission Hills, California.
And after three tight holes, Lindberg eventually holed a putt from 25 foot for birdie on the 10th green to beat the 29-year-old Olympic champion from South Korea.
Lindberg's previous best major finish and only top 10 in 31 events was a tie for fifth in the 2015 US Open.
Along with caddy and fiance Daniel Taylor, Lindberg held hands with her mum and dad and performed the ceremonial winner's dive into Poppy's Pond.
"It's just bigger than I could ever dream of," Lindberg told a media conference.