Watch out, world. Inbee Park has a major goal for 2022. Why is she back on the road for season 16 on the LPGA Tour? Let’s just say that seven major titles aren’t enough.
“I haven't won a major for a while, so I really want to have the major back in my resume,” said Park, who last tasted major glory at the 2015 AIG Women’s Open. “Just a win would be nice, but definitely a major tournament I think is definitely what I'm watching.”
Park completed the Career Grand Slam with her win at Turnberry in August 2015. She now just needs a win at the Amundi Evian Championship to join Karrie Webb as the only two players to capture the Super Career Grand Slam, winning the five major championships available to a player in her career. Park won the 2012 Evian Masters, taking the title before the tournament was elevated to major status in 2013.
Through the first two rounds of 2022, Park is quietly lurking on the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions leaderboard, four strokes off the lead at -6. Her only previous tournament appearance is 2020, when she was in a playoff with Gaby Lopez and Nasa Hataoka and was eliminated on the third sudden-death hole.
“I was a little rusty yesterday. Didn't putt as well as I would like to yesterday, but today was a much better today. Ball-striking and putting, everything was much better,” said Park. “Really happy with the score. This tournament is a very fun format, so we're enjoying the different atmosphere and meeting a lot of people. Watching them play is enjoyable.”