Born:July 12, 1988 in Seoul, South Korea.
Played as the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open (Feb 13-16; ALPG/LPGA Trs event). Second-placed Amy Olson (USA) finished 3 shots behind Park (S Kor), who recorded her 20th LPGA Tour win. [Royal Adelaide GC, Seaton, Adelaide, SA].
Inbee Park (S Kor) won the LPGA Tour's 2020 season-long points chase, the Race to the CME Globe, with 2,035 pts. Danielle Kang (USA) was second with 1,961 pts; Sei Young Kim (S Kor) was third with 1,618 pts. The 2020 "Race", based on points earned for "above the cut line" finishes, determined the 70 competitors for the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship (which was won by Jin Young Ko).
Played as the Bank of Hope Founders Cup (March 15-18). Second-placed Laura Davies (Eng), Marina Alex (USA) and Ariya Jutanugarn (Thai) finished 5 shots behind Inbee Park (S Kor). [Wildfire GC, Phoenix, AZ; composite of back-nines of Palmer & Faldo courses].
Played as the HSBC Women's Champions (March 2-5; LPGA Tr event). Second-placed Ariya Jutanugarn (Thai) finished 1 shot behind Park (S Kor), who won this event for the second time in three years. [New Tanjong course, Sentosa GC, Singapore].
Played as the Women's Individual golf event (Aug 17-20; Summer Olympic Games XXXI). Shanshan Feng (China; bronze medal) finished 1 shot behind Lydia Ko (NZ; silver), who finished 5 shots behind Park (S Kor; gold). Park became only the second woman to win an Olympic gold medal for golf, following the return of women's golf to the Olympics after an absence of 116 yrs. [Olympic Course, Reserva da Marapendi, Barra de Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro].
The KPMG Women's PGA Championship (61st) (Jun 11-14; formerly the Wegmans LPGA Championship). Second-placed Sei-young Kim (S Kor) finished 5 shots behind Park (S Kor) who claimed her sixth major championship and third straight win in this event. [West course, Westchester CC, Rye, NY].
Played as the HSBC Women's Champions (March 5-8; LPGA Tr event). Second-placed Lydia Ko (NZ) finished 2 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Park (S Kor). [Serapong course, Sentosa GC, Singapore].
The Ricoh Women's British Open (39th) (Jul 30-Aug 2). Second-placed Jin-young Ko (S Kor) finished 3 shots behind Park (S Kor), who claimed her seventh major championship title. Joint third were So Yeon Ryu (S Kor) and Korean-born Lydia Ko (NZ) in an event dominated by Korean-born players. [Ailsa course, Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire].
Park (S Kor) won the Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour. Lydia Ko (NZ) was second with 69.441; Stacy Lewis (USA) was third with 69.788.
Played as the Lorena Ochoa Invitational presented by Banamex and JTBC (Nov 12-15). Second-placed Carlota Ciganda (Esp) finished 3 shots behind Park (S Kor), who recorded her fifth win of 2015. [Club de Golf Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico].
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Played as the Volunteers of America North Texas Shootout presented by JTBC (Apr 30-May 3). Second-placed Cristie Kerr (USA) and Hee-young Park (S Kor) finished 3 shots behind Inbee Park (S Kor), who won this event for the second time in three years. [Las Colinas CC, Irving, TX].
The Wegmans LPGA Championship (60th) (Aug 14-17). Defending champion Park (S Kor) beat Brittany Lincicome (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th). [Monroe GC, Pittsford, NY].
Played as the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship presented by Taiwan Mobile (Oct 30-Nov 2; LPGA Tr event). Second-placed Stacy Lewis (USA) finished 2 shots behind Park (S Kor). [Miramar G&CC, Taipei, Taiwan].
Played as the Mission Hills World Ladies Championship (March 6-9; CLPGA/LET Trs event). Second-placed Suzanne Pettersen (Nor) finished 5 shots behind Park (S Kor), reversing the 2013 result (when Park finished one behind winner Pettersen). The team strokeplay competition was won by South Korea (Inbee Park & So Yeon Ryu); second was China (Shanshan Feng & Xi Yu Lin). [Blackstone course, Mission Hills Haikou, Hainan Island, China].
Played as the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic (June 5-8). Second-placed Cristie Kerr (USA) finished 3 shots behind Inbee Park (S Kor), whose 61 (-10) set a new LPGA Tour record for final round low-score. [Grey Silo Golf Course, Waterloo, Ontario, Can].
Played as the inaugural North Texas LPGA Shootout (Apr 25-28). Second-placed Carlota Ciganda (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Inbee Park (S Kor), who recorded her third LPGA Tour win of 2013. [Las Colinas CC, Irving, TX].
The US Women's Open (68th) (June 27-30). Second-placed In-kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor) finished 4 shots behind Park (S Kor). Park became only the second ever golfer to win the first three women's major championships of the season (Babe Zaharias achieved this feat in 1950). This was also Park's third straight win on the LPGA Tour. [Sebonack GC, Southampton, Long Island, NY].
The Wegmans LPGA Championship (59th) (June 6-9). Park (S Kor) beat Catriona Matthew (Scot) with a birdie at the third playoff hole (par-4 18th). Park recorded back-to-back major championship titles, winning the first two majors of the 2013 season. [Locust Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].
Played as the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G (Jun 21-23). Inbee Park (S Kor) beat So Yeon Ryu (S Kor) with a birdie at the first playoff hole to record her second straight LPGA Tour win and fifth win of the 2013 season. [Pinnacle CC, Rogers, Arkansas].
Played as the Kraft Nabisco Championship (42nd) (April 4-7). Second-placed So Yeon Ryu (S Kor) finished 4 shots behind Parl (S Kor), who recorded her second career major title, and continued the Asian domination in the women's major championships. [Dinah Shore Tournament course, Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].
Played as the Honda LPGA Thailand (Feb 21-24; LPGA Tr event). Second-placed Ariya Jutanugarn (Thai) finished 1 shot behind Park (S Kor). [Old course, Siam CC, Pattaya].
Park (S Kor) won her second straight LPGA Tour Money List, with 2013 season earnings of $2,456,619 on the Tour. Suzann Pettersen (Nor) was second with $2,296,106; Stacy Lewis (USA) was third with $1,938,868.
Park (S Kor) won the LPGA Tour Rolex Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors. Suzann Pettersen (Nor) was second with 258 pts; Stacy Lewis (USA) was third with 220 pts.
Park (S Kor) won the Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour. So Yeon Ryu (S Kor) was second with 70.30; Jiyai Shin (S Kor) was third with 70.31.
Park (S Kor) won the LPGA Tour 2012 Money List, with earnings of $2,287,080 on the Tour. Na Yeon Choi (S Kor) was second with $1,981,834; Stacy Lewis (USA) was third with $1,872,409.
Played as the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia (Oct 11-14; LPGA Tr event). Second-placed Na Yeon Choi (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind Park (S Kor), who recorded her second win in six starts. [East course, TPC Kuala Lumpur, KL, Malaysia; at the time known as Kuala Lumpur G&CC].
Played as the Evian Masters presented by Societe Generale (July 26-29; LET major ch'ship; co-sanctioned with US LPGA but not recognised by them as a major). Second-placed Karrie Webb (Aus) and Stacy Lewis (USA) finished 2 shots behind Park (S Kor). [Evian Masters GC, Evian-les-Bains, France].
The US Women's Open (63rd) (June 26-29). Second-placed Helen Alfredsson (Swe) finished 4 shots behind Park (S Kor), who recorded her first major championship title and first LPGA Tour win. 19 year-old Park was the youngest winner of the US Women's Open. [Interlachen CC, Edina, nr Minneapolis, Minnesota].
Played as the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship. 14-year-old Park (S Kor) beat Jenny Tangtiphaiboontana (USA) 4 and 3 in the final to become the second youngest winner of this event. [Echo Lake CC, Westfield, New Jersey].
LPGA Tour Championship: the CME Group Tour Championship brings the curtain down on the LPGA Tour’s 2020 season at Tiburón Golf Club in Florida (Dec 17-20).
Race to Dubai: the European Tour’s season-long Order of Merit comes to its conclusion in the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai (Dec 10-13).
Peter Alliss: accomplished player, Ryder Cup star, course designer, writer, humourist and commentator, this legend of the game will be greatly missed by his legions of followers … golfers and armchair golf enthusiasts alike.
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