In the Winner's Circle with Inbee Park

Inbee Park
Photo Credit: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Meena Lee (L) sprays water on Inbee Park of South Korea after Park defeated Brittany Lincicome on the first playoff hole during the Wegmans LPGA Championship at Monroe Golf Club on August 17, 2014 in Pittsford, New York.

2014 Wegmans LPGA Championship
Monroe Golf Club, Pittsford, New York
August 17, 2014


Born: Seoul, South Korea
Lives: Las Vegas, Nevada
Birthdate: July 12, 1988 – currently 26 years, 1 months, and 5 days
Qualified for LPGA Tour: 3rd on the Symetra Tour season-ending money list in 2006
Turned Professional: April 2006

VICTORIES
- LPGA: 11th 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, 2013 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, 2013 U.S. Women’s Open, 2014 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic, 2014 Wegmans LPGA Championship

RACE TO CME GLOBE
- Earns 625 points toward the Race to the CME Globe standings and moves to 3rd in the rankings with 2,803 points

ROLEX RANKINGS
- With her victory, Inbee is projected to jump from No. 3 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings to No. 2.

ROLEX PLAYER OF THE YEAR
- Earns 60 points in the Rolex Player of the Year race and moves to No. 2 in the rankings with 160 points.

MONEY
- CAREER: With the $337,500 first-place check, Inbee moves to 10th on the LPGA Career Money List with $9,141,157
- SEASON: Inbee has earned $1,416,814 this season and moves from 4th to 3rd on the 2014 LPGA Official Money List

TOURNAMENT SPECIFIC
- First successful title defense of her career; first player to defend a title on the LPGA Tour since Lydia Ko defended at the 2013 CN Canadian Women’s Open.
- Previous finishes include:
2007 - MC
2008 – T6
2009 - 74
2010 – T7
2011 – T14
2012 – T9
2013 - 1

- Inbee becomes the first player to defend the Wegmans LPGA Championship since Annika Sorenstam in 2005 when she won her third in a row.
- Second year in a row she’s won here in a playoff.

2014 IN A NUTSHELL
- With her win today: 16 events played, 15 cuts made, $821,745, 2 victories, 9 additional top-10 finishes including a runner-up at the 2014 Meijer LPGA Classic & 2014 Honda LPGA Thailand

2013 RECAP
- 23 events, 22 cuts made, $2,456,619 (1) earned, 6 victories, 5 additional top-10 finishes
- 6 victories, 5 additional top-10 finishes
- Won the season’s first three majors – only second player in history to do so.

OF NOTE
- Marks the 5th major win of her career
- Has now won four of the last nine major championships.
- First non-American player to a win a major in 2014

 

 

Topics: In the winners circle, Wegmans LPGA Championship, Park, Inbee

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