In the Winner's Circle with Inbee Park

Inbee Park
Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Inbee Park of South Korea celebrates after sinking a birdie putt during the final round to win the 2013 North Texas LPGA Shootout at the Las Colinas Counrty Club on April 28, 2013 in Irving, Texas.

IN THE WINNER’S CIRCLE with INBEE PARK

2013 North Texas LPGA Shootout

Born: Seoul, South Korea

Lives: South Korea and California

Birthdate: July 12, 1988 – currently 24 years, 9 months, 16 days

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

Turned Professional: April 2006

VICTORIES
- LPGA: Sixth career 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, 2013 North Texas LPGA Shootout
- International: 10th career win including four victories on the JLPGA

MONEY
- CAREER: With the $195,000 first-place check, Inbee moves to 26th on the LPGA Career Money List with $6,108,792
- SEASON: Inbee now sits 1st on the 2013 LPGA Official Money List with $841,068

TOURNAMENT SPECIFIC
- First-ever winner of the inaugural event

2013 IN A NUTSHELL
- 7 starts, 7 cuts made, $841,068 earned, 3 wins (also won Honda LPGA Thailand and Kraft Nabisco Championship)

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
- With her victory, Park crosses the $6 million mark in career earnings
- Will retain her No. 1 ranking in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings for a third consecutive week
- Has captured 5 victories in her last 18 starts
- 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
- Becomes the first player this season to earn three 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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