In the Winner's Circle with Inbee Park

Inbee Park

Inbee Park of South Korea celebrates after making the final putt to win the tournament during the final round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills Country Club on April 7, 2013 in Rancho Mirage, California.

Kraft Nabisco Championship
In the Winner's Circle with Inbee Park...

Born: Seoul, South Korea

Lives: South Korea and California

Birthdate: July 12, 1988 – currently 24 years, 8 months, 8 days

Qualified for LPGA Tour: 3rd on the Symetra Tour season-ending money list in 2006

Turned Professional: April 2006

VICTORIES
- LPGA: Fifth career victory and second major championship victory. Previous wins: 2008 U.S. Women’s Open, 2012 Evian Masters, 2012 Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, 2013 Honda LPGA Thailand, 2013 Kraft Nabisco Championship
- International: Ninth career win including four victories on the JLPGA

MONEY
- CAREER: With the $300,000 first-place check, Inbee moves to 30th on the LPGA Career Money List with $5,834,853
- SEASON: Inbee now sits 2nd on the 2013 LPGA Official Money List with $567,129

TOURNAMENT SPECIFIC
- Previous best finish at Kraft Nabisco Championship was 9th in 2008
- Fourth youngest player to win the Kraft Nabisco Championship
- Would be the third South Korean to win the Kraft following Grace Park (2004) and Sun Young Yoo (2012)

2013 IN A NUTSHELL

- 5 starts, 5 cuts made, $567,129 earned, 2 wins (also won Honda LPGA Thailand)

2012 RECAP

- 24 events, 23 cuts made, $2,287,080 earned (1), two victories, 10 additional top-10 finishes, six runner-up finishes; won her first Vare Trophy for lowest scoring average (70.21)
- Placed in the top-10 in nine additional categories including putting average (28.34), greens in regulation putting average (1.72), rounds under par (72.3%), top-10 finishes (12), birdies (347), eagles (7), rounds in the 60s (30), subpar holes (354) and finished second to Stacy Lewis in the Rolex Player of the year race

OF NOTE
- Projected to move to No. 2 in the Rolex World Rankings—the highest ranking of her career
- Has captured 4 victories in her last 16 starts
- With Player of the Year points being doubled this week, Inbee earned 60 points to take the lead over Stacy Lewis with 90
- Played in 72 tournaments over nearly four years between her first-career victory at the 2008 U.S. Women’s Open and her second career victory at the 2012 Evian Masters
- Joins Stacy Lewis as second player this season to earn two victories
- Recorded 10 consecutive top-10 finishes in 2012 – a streak that included two wins and four runner-ups
- Crossed the $3, $4 and $5 million marks in career earnings in 2012

 

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