Since the Open Women’s division was first included in the PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships in 1983, only two women have been dominant enough to have taken down the world title five times. Elaine King ran off four in a row from 1991-1994 and added her fifth in 1997. Juliana Korver took over and ran off four in a row herself from 1998-2001, adding her fifth in 2003. And now, 16 years later, Paige Pierce has added her name to the list, cementing her legacy as one of the greatest of all time as the world champion in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, and now, 2019.
Lake Eureka was the setting for a classic battle to end the 2019 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships in Peoria, Illinois. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
It was high fives all over Peoria Saturday, as a final round duel and some serious putting gave way to the crowning of two PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Champions! Steve Hill recaps a wild final day in the last installment of Chain Reaction from Illinois, complete with interviews with the champions and runners-up.