Receiving 50.33% of the fan votes, No. 1 Inbee Park has advanced past No. 8 Sung Hyun Park in the Kathy Whitworth Bracket and will continue on to the LPGA Player of the Decade Final Foursome. In what was the closest match-up so far in the bracket, Inbee received the largest number of Twitter votes cast during the Player of the Decade voting to push ahead of Sung Hyun, who won on Facebook and Instagram. Inbee won by a mere 29 votes. In the LPGA Player of the Decade Final Foursome, Inbee will face No. 4 Lydia Ko, who defeated No. 5 Ariya Jutanugarn with 58% of the fan vote.
The head-to-head matchup between Inbee Park and Lydia Ko features two of the most dominant players of the decade. Combined over the last 10 years, the pair has spent a collective four years at the top of the Rolex Rankings, captured eight major titles and amassed 23 victories on Tour. The duo stood side-by-side on the podium at the Olympic Games in Rio, where Park won the gold medal and Ko the silver. While Park was the youngest player ever to qualify for the LPGA Tour Hall of Fame at the age of 27, Ko is the youngest major champion, two-time major champion and youngest to reach No. 1 in the world.
Park and Ko make up half of the LPGA Player of the Decade Final Foursome. The final two members of this group will be determined via fan vote on Dec. 17. Cast your vote on the LPGA Player of the Decade Final Foursome beginning Jan. 1, 2020 at noon Eastern Time. Polls close Jan. 3, 2020 at noon Eastern Time. Cast your vote on any of the LPGA’s social channels. Results will be announced on Jan. 3.