New Blade Same Inbee

Inbee Park
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Inbee Park watches her second shot on the 10th hole during the second round of the Meijer LPGA Classic at Blythefield Country Club on August 8, 2014 in Belmont, Michigan.

Despite ranking third on the LPGA Tour in putting average, Inbee Park felt that her flatstick had been holding her back this season and began experimenting with a new putter.

Park decided to pull the trigger and make the switch from a mallet to a blade for the Meijer LPGA Classic Presented by Kraft.

“At the International Crown I was trying one of my best friends, So Yeon Ryu’s, putter and when I tried it I really liked it and everything was going in so I said to the TaylorMade rep ‘can you make me one exactly the same as So Yeon’s?’ It came this week and it’s been working.”

The new putter has come into play at just the right time this week as Park has only needed 54 putts through her first two days en route to sitting at 10-under for the tournament.

“Yeah, I mean, it was two solid days; today especially because I didn’t have any bogeys,” Park said. “I had one bogey yesterday but today I had no mistakes out there. So yeah, I putted really well out there. When you’re putting really well, it’s real easy to score.”

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