As we spotlight a new player each week we will provide an in depth look into her life on and off the course. This week be sure to read the buzz all about Inbee Park and get to know her.
Inbee Park captures LPGA Championship
PITTSFORD, N.Y. — All week here at the Wegmans LPGA Championship, players kept saying that anything can happen at Locust Hill Country Club.
Whether it was the ankle-high rough, the weather delays that led to waterlogged conditions or just the plain old difficulty of the par-72 course, players said no par was easy and no lead was.
Sunday's final day featuring 36 holes proved all of them prophets. More>>
LPGA: Inbee Park En Route to Conquer the Grand Slam After LPGA Championship Win
It is no secret that Asian golfers have dominated women's golf in recent years, and Inbee Park continues this trend with her LPGA Championship win.
From 2010 to the present day, there have been 14 major championships in the LPGA, and only three players not born in Asia have won them: Stacy Lewis, Cristie Kerr and Paula Creamer.
Today, the world No.1 is Inbee Park, a 24-year-old who has secured the first two majors of the season: the Kraft Nabisco Championship and LPGA Championship. More>>
Inbee Park climbs to top of Rolex Rankings
nbee Park, who won the first major of the LPGA season a week ago, rose to World No. 1 status this week. Park, winner of the Kraft Nabisco Championship, overtook Stacy Lewis in the Rolex Rankings. Lewis had held the top spot for the past four weeks.
“This is a very big day in my golf career,” Park said. “I’m so happy to share it with my family who are here in Hawaii with me.
"It’s nice to reach this goal, but I know a lot of players are close to No. 1. It gives me something else to play for every week and I know it’s going to be a lot of fun.” More>>
INBEE PARK HAS BOLD GAME, SHY DEMEANOR
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- No one has ever asked Tiger Woods to smile more on the golf course.
Especially this past week.
But seriously, while Woods' image was obviously a concern the past few years, it was a concern more for him and his sponsors than for the PGA tour, which managed to survive during his temporary plunge in the rankings.
There is no such luxury on the LPGA tour, which reveled the past month after Stacy Lewis -- an American with a nice smile and the ability to do some positive marketing -- was elevated to the top ranking.
The day Lewis took the ranking from Taiwan's Yani Tseng, who held it for 109 consecutive weeks, even Tseng remarked it was "good for golf" to have an American No. 1. More>>
Inbee Park keeps focus on fun
A year ago as Inbee Park prepared for the Wegman’s LPGA Championship, the second major of the LPGA schedule, the Korean star was ranked 26th in the world.
Thoughts of her U.S. Women’s Open victory in 2008 were fading fast. In fact, while Park had been a consistent figure on the LPGA, she hadn’t won on the LPGA since that Open victory.
Now, as Park approaches this year’s LPGA Championship, she is the No. 1 player in the world and has won five LPGA events in the last 12 months. Those victories include the first major of this year, the Kraft Nabisco Championship in Rancho Mirage. More>>
Inbee Park traces rise to No. 1 back to Locust Hill
ROCHESTER, N.Y.— Inbee Park has never won a tournament at Locust Hill Country Club, not the Wegmans LPGA nor the Wegmans LPGA Championship, but that doesn't mean her time in Rochester has been fruitless.
"That's been a tournament that's always been special to me," Park said a few weeks ago.
Back in 2008, her second season on the LPGA Tour, the South Korean was sort of stumbling through the schedule not making much headway in the pursuit of her first career victory, until she came to Locust Hill and finished tied for sixth, seven shots behind the blazing winning pace set by fellow South Korean Eun-Hee Ji. More>>
Korean’s Rise Leads to Victory in a Major
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — After the 2008 United States Open, the major championships were supposed to flow like Champagne out of a bottle. But Inbee Park, like Tiger Woods, saw her major ambitions corked for nearly five years. The impediments, mostly mental, gave way Sunday when Park carded a three-under-par 69, for a 72-hole total of 15-under 273, to win the Kraft Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills Country Club. More>>