In the Winner's Circle with Inbee Park

Inbee Park
Photo Credit: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Inbee Park of South Korea is showered with water by Chella Choi after defeating Catriona Matthew on the third playoff hole during the final round of the Wegmans LPGA Championship at Locust Hill Country Club on June 9, 2013 in Pittsford, New York

Born: Seoul, South Korea
Lives: South Korea and California
Birthdate: July 12, 1988 – currently 24 years, 10 months, 27 days
Qualified for LPGA Tour: 3rd on the Symetra Tour season-ending money list in 2006
Turned Professional: April 2006

LPGA: 7th career victory and 3rd 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, 2013 North Texas LPGA Shootout, 2013 Wegmans LPGA Championship
International: 11th career win including four victories on the JLPGA

CAREER: With the $337,500 first-place check, Inbee will move to 25th on the LPGA Career Money List with $6,489,551
SEASON: Inbee will stay No. 1 on the 2013 LPGA Official Money List with $1,221,827

- Will retain her No. 1 ranking in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings for a 9th consecutive week

- Previous career-best finish at the Wegmans LPGA Championship was T7 in 2010
- Becomes the second South Korean to win the Wegmans LPGA Championship, joining 3-time winner Se Ri Pak (1998, 2002 & 2006)

Year Finish Money Scorecard Scoring Avg.
2007 T62 $4,460 73-73-75-73=294 (+6) 73.5
2008 T46 6,905 70-72-73-69=284 (-4) 71.75
2009 T14 29,949 70-72-73-69=284 (-4) 71
2010 T7 54,323 69-70-75-71=285 (-3) 71.25
2011 T14 33,765 73-69-71-72=285 (-3) 71.25
2012 T9 26,184 72-70-72-72=286 (-2) 71.5

- 11 starts, 10 cuts made, $1,221,827 earned, 4 victories (also won Honda LPGA Thailand, Kraft Nabisco Championship and the North Texas LPGA Shootout); 2 additional top-10s
- With her victory, Park crosses the $1 million mark in season earnings

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

- With her victory, Park has captured the first two of five majors to be played in 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 sixth victory in her last 22 starts
- Since finishing T9 at last year’s Wegmans LPGA Championship, Park has earned $3,328,763 – more than half her career earnings ($6,489,551). This is Park’s 7th season on the LPGA Tour.
- Becomes the first player this season to earn four victories

Topics: In the winners circle, KPMG Women's PGA Championship, Park, Inbee

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