In the Winner's Circle with Inbee Park

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Inbee Park of South Korea hits a shot on the 18th hole during a playoff against So Yeon Ryu for the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G at the Pinnacle Country Club on June 23, 2013 in Rogers, Arkansas.

IN THE WINNER’S CIRCLE… with INBEE PARK
2013 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G
Pinnacle Country Club, Rogers, Arkansas

Born: Seoul, South Korea
Lives: South Korea and California
Birthdate: July 12, 1988 – currently 24 years, 11 months, 11 days
Qualified for LPGA Tour: 3rd on the Symetra Tour season-ending money list in 2006
Turned Professional: April 2006

  • VICTORIES
    • - LPGA: 8th 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, 2013 Wegmans LPGA Championship
    • - International: 12th career win including four victories on the JLPGA

     

  • MONEY
    • - CAREER: With the $300,000 first-place check, Inbee will move to 24th on the LPGA Career Money List with $6,789,551
    • - SEASON: Inbee will stay No. 1 on the 2013 LPGA Official Money List with $1,521,827

     

  • ROLEX RANKINGS
    • - Will retain her No. 1 ranking in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings for a 11th consecutive week

     

  • WALMART NW ARKASNAS CHAMPIONSHIP – PREVIOUS RECORD
    • - Six prior appearances with a previous career-best finish of solo fourth in 2010 and tied for fourth in 2012.

     

  • 2013 IN A NUTSHELL
    • - 12 starts, 11 cuts made, $1,521,827 earned, 5 victories (also won Honda LPGA Thailand, Kraft Nabisco Championship and the North Texas LPGA Shootout); 2 additional top-10s
    • - Leads the Rolex Player of the Year race seeking to become the first South Korean to claim the honor

     

  • 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
    • - Park enters next week’s U.S. Women’s Open having captured the first two of five majors of the 2013 season. Only two players in LPGA history have won all of the LPGA majors in a single year. Babe Zaharias won all 3 majors contested in 1950 and Sandra Haynie won the two majors played in 1974.
    • - This is Park’s seventh victory in her last 23 starts
    • - Becomes the first player this season to earn five victories

     

Topics: In the winners circle, Park, Inbee, Walmart NW Arkansas Championship

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