No one has had a better summer than Inbee Park. Beginning with the Wegmans LPGA Championship in early June, the 24-year-old South Korean has recorded eight consecutive top-10 finishes. That includes a victory at the Evian Masters, a playoff loss at the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic and a second-place finish at the CN Canadian Women’s Open last week.
“I try to not think about that and just play week by week,” Park said last week. “That’s been working really good.”
Park earned solo second at the CN Canadian Women’s Open when she holed a pitch shot from 60 yards on the 72nd hole. With amateur Lydia Ko capturing the title, first-place money went to the runner-up, giving Park the $300,000 first-place check and bumping her into first place on the money list with $1,419,940, ahead of Stacy Lewis ($1,301,496). Park has earned $1,291,538 million (91 percent) of that in the last eight events.Park also leads the LPGA in putting and is riding a streak of 15 consecutive sub-par rounds. She has risen to No. 9 in the Rolex Women’s World Rankings.
Here’s a look at Park’s record this summer:
|Wegmans LPGA Championship||T9||72-70-72-72—286||$51,742|
|Manulife Financial LPGA Classic||T2||69-64-66-69—268||$90,231|
|Walmart NW Arkansas Championship||T4||67-68-68—203||$93,770|
|U.S. Women’s Open||T9||71-70-76-75—292||$72,596|
|Jamie Farr Toledo Classic||T3||69-65-69-69—272||$77,045|
|CN Canadian Women's Open||2||68-71-70-69—278||$300,000|