In the Winner's Circle with Inbee Park

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Inbee Park during the final round.

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2013 U.S. Women’s Open conducted by the USGA
Sebonack Golf Club, Southampton, NY

Born: Seoul, South Korea
Lives: South Korea and California
Birthdate: July 12, 1988 – currently 24 years, 11 months, 18 days
Qualified for LPGA Tour: 3rd on the Symetra Tour season-ending money list in 2006
Turned Professional: April 2006


VICTORIES

LPGA: 9th career victory; 4th career major championship win 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

International: 13th career win including four victories on the JLPGA

 

OF NOTE

Park becomes just the second player in LPGA history – and first in the modern era – to win the first three majors of the season. Babe Zaharias won all three majors player in 1950. She will attempt to become the first player – male or female – to win four major championships in one season at the RICOH Women’s British Open, Aug. 1-4.

Park is just the fourth player in LPGA history to capture three majors in a season as two other players won three non-consecutively: Mickey Wright (1961) and Pat Bradley (1986)

This is Park’s eighth victory in her last 24 starts. She also has five runner-up finishes over that span.

Becomes the first player this season to earn six victories

 

MONEY

CAREER: With the $585,000 first-place check, Inbee will move to 20th on the LPGA Career Money List with $7,374,551

SEASON: Inbee will stay No. 1 on the 2013 LPGA Official Money List with $2,106,827. It’s the second time in her career that she’s crossed the $2 million mark in season earnings.

 

ROLEX RANKINGS

Will retain her No. 1 ranking in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings for a 12th consecutive week

 

U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN RECORD

Seven prior appearances. Won the 2008 U.S. Women’s Open at Interlachen in Edina, Minn.

Marks the fifth time in the last six years that a South Korean has won the U.S. Women’s Open

Year                 Finish              Money              Scorecard                                Scoring Avg.
2004                 MC*                  N/A                   77-72=149 (+7)                          74.5
2007                 T4                     $130,549           69-73-71-69=282 (-2)                  70.5
2008                 1                      $585,000           72-69-71-71=283 (-9)                  70.75   
2009                 T26                   $27,420             75-71-77-70=293 (+9)                 73.25               
2010                 T8                     $87,202 70-78-73-68=289 (+5)                 72.25
2011                 T6                     $98,128 71-73-70-72=286 (+2)                 71.5                 
2012                 T9                     $72,596 71-70-76-75=292 (+4)                 73
*played as an amateur in 2004

 

2013 IN A NUTSHELL

13 starts, 12 cuts made, $2,106,827 earned, 6 victories (also won Honda LPGA Thailand, Kraft Nabisco Championship, North Texas LPGA Shootout, Wegmans LPGA Championship and the Walkmart NW Arkansas Championship); 2 additional top-10s

Leads the Rolex Player of the Year race seeking to become the first South Korean to claim the honor


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

Topics: In the winners circle, Park, Inbee, US Women's Open