U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN
Women's History Month: 2-Time Women's Open Champ Park
March 24, 2021 | Liberty Corner, N.J.
By David Shefter, USGA
As we celebrate National Women’s History Month, the USGA is highlighting five significant players who captured multiple U.S. Women’s Open titles. This week, it’s Korean Inbee Park.
When Se Ri Pak produced a seminal moment for Korea in 1998 with her U.S. Women’s Open win at Blackwolf Run, a 10-year-old Inbee Park was watching on television with her parents in Seoul. Inspired by Pak’s groundbreaking week in Wisconsin, Park took up the game. Four years later, she won the U.S. Girls’ Junior en route to becoming one of the game’s best players.
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In 2008, as Annika Sorenstam was exiting the stage, Park was entering it. At 19 years, 11 months and 17 days, Park won that year’s U.S. Women’s Open at Interlachen Country Club by four strokes for her first professional victory. She remains the youngest Women’s Open champion.
Possessed with one of the game’s best putting strokes, Park has registered 21 LPGA Tour titles, including seven majors, and an Olympic gold when golf returned to the Summer Games in 2016. In 2013, she threatened to win the in-season Grand Slam after taking the first three majors of the year. She won the ANA Inspiration by four over countrywoman So Yeon Ryu, the Women’s PGA Championship in a playoff over Catriona Matthew and the U.S. Women’s Open at Sebonack Golf Club in Southhampton, N.Y., by four over fellow Korean I.K. Kim.
Park’s historic quest came to a halt a few weeks later in the Women’s British Open at St. Andrews.