- RACE TO CME GLOBE
Seoul, Republic of Korea
2013 Rolex Player of the Year, Two-time Vare Trophy recipient (2012, 2015), 2015 Rolex ANNIKA Major Award
Inbee Park began playing golf at the age of 10, moving to the United States at 12 years old to continue to pursue a golf career. She won nine AJGA events, finished as a semifinalist at the 2003 U.S. Women’s Amateur, and won the 2002 U.S. Girls Junior. She also finished as a runner-up in the event in 2003 and 2005.
At 17, Park turned professional and in 2006 joined the Epson Tour. She recorded 11 top-10 finishes and finished third in the Race for the Card to first earn LPGA Tour status for 2007. She finished fourth in the Rookie of the Year race. In 2008, she won her first LPGA Tour event and major championship at the U.S. Women’s Open, breaking the record as the youngest to win the title. She wouldn’t win again until 2012, starting at the Evian Masters, but her career never looked back. Since winning her second major championship at the Chevron Championship, she's won five more major championships, including the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship from 2013-2015. She has won a total of 21 times on Tour, including the 2016 Olympic Gold Medal in Rio, when women’s golf was reintroduced into the Games; she finished T23 at the Tokyo Olympics as well. She also represented South Korea at the 2014 International Crown. Inbee Park first reached No. 1 in the Rolex Rankings in April 2013 and has spent 106 weeks in the top position throughout her career.
Park was officially inducted in 2016 into the LPGA Hall of Fame and is the youngest player to ever qualify. She was named the 2013 GWAA Female Player of the Year. She is an active Member on the LPGA Tour.