Who's who: Sung Hyun Park

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Who's who: Sung Hyun Park

  • Name:

    Sung Hyun Park
  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Born:

    Sept 21, 1993 in Seoul, South Korea.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2012

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (2): US Women's Open (2017); Women's PGA Championship (2018). Multiple wins on the LPGA and Korea LPGA tours. LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year and leading money winner in the same year (2017). Held the position of No.1 golfer in the Women's Official World Golf Rankings.

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After considerable success on the LPGA of Korea Tour in 2015 and 2016, Park burst onto the international scene in an unforgettable 2017 season. Among her incredible list of achievements was claiming her first major championship (US Women's Open), winning the LPGA's Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year Awards, and the Tour's Official Money List, and briefly becoming the world's No.1 female golfer.

Top tournaments won by Sung Hyun Park

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Park, Sung Hyun

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

US$225,000

Title sponsor

HSBC

Played as the HSBC Women's World Championship (Feb 28-Mar 3; LPGA Tr event). Second-placed Minjee Lee (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Park (S Kor). [New Tanjong course, Sentosa GC, Singapore].

2019
America
195 (-18)
$300,000
Walmart/P&G

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Park, Sung Hyun

Score

195 (-18)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

Walmart/P&G

Played as the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G (June 28-30). Second-placed Danielle Kang (USA), Hyo Joo Kim (S Kor) and Inbee Park (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Park (S Kor). [Pinnacle CC, Rogers, Arkansas].

2018
America
265 (-23)
$300,000
Group 1001

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Park, Sung Hyun

Score

265 (-23)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

Group 1001

Played as the Indy Women in Tech Championship driven by Group 1001 (Aug 16-19). Park (S Kor) beat Lizette Salas (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th), to claim her third LPGA Tour title of 2018. [Brickyard Crossing GC, Indianapolis, IN].

2018
Majors
Kemper Lakes
278 (-10)
$547,500
KPMG

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Park, Sung Hyun

Venue

Kemper Lakes

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$547,500

Title sponsor

KPMG

The KPMG Women's PGA Championship (64th) (Jun 28-Jul 1). Park (S Kor) beat So-yeon Ryu (S Kor) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to record her second major championship win. Nasa Hataoka (Jpn) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Kemper Lakes GC, Kildeer, nr Chicago, IL].

2018
America
131 (-11)
$195,000
Volntrs of America

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Park, Sung Hyun

Score

131 (-11)

Prize money

$195,000

Title sponsor

Volntrs of America

Played as the Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic (May 3-6). Second-placed Lindy Duncan (USA) finished 1 shot behind Park (S Kor). Reduced to 36-holes due to bad weather on the opening Thursday and Friday. [Old American GC, The Colony, nr Dallas, TX].

2017
Awards
1,620 pts
$2,335,883
Rolex

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Park, Sung Hyun

Venue

Score

1,620 pts

Prize money

$2,335,883

Title sponsor

Rolex

Park (S Kor) won the LPGA Tour 2017 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. Using a season-long points system (based on finishes in Tour events), Park accumulated 1,620 pts; Angel Yin (USA) was second with 732 pts; Nelly Korda (USA) third with 599 pts. Leading rookie Park was also the Tour's leading money winner in 2017, with earnings of $2,335,883.

2017
America
Ottawa Hunt Club
271 (-13)
$337,500
Canadian Pacific

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Park, Sung Hyun

Venue

Ottawa Hunt Club

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

$337,500

Title sponsor

Canadian Pacific

Played as the Canadian Pacific Women's Open (Aug 24-27). Second-placed Mirim Lee (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind Park (S Kor), whose final round 7-under-par 64 clinched her win. [Ottawa H&GC, Ottawa, Ontario].

2017
Awards
$2,335,883
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Park, Sung Hyun

Venue

Score

$2,335,883

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

LPGA Tour rookie Park (S Kor) won the LPGA Tour 2017 Money List, with season earnings of $2,335,883 on the Tour. So-yeon Ryu (S Kor) was second with $1,981,593; Lexi Thompson (USA) was third with $1,877,181.

2017
Awards
162 pts
n/a
Rolex

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Park, Sung Hyun

Venue

Score

162 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Rolex

LPGA Tour rookie Sung Hyun Park (S Kor) and So Yeon Ryu (S Kor) were joint winners of the LPGA Rolex Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors. Lexi Thompson (USA) and Shanshan Feng (China) were jointly third with 159 pts each.

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Park, Sung Hyun

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$900,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Open conducted by the USGA (72nd) (July 13-16). Second-placed Hye-jin Choi (S Kor, amateur, aged 17) finished 2 shots behind Park (S Kor), who won her first LPGA Tour event and first major championship. [Trump Natl GC, Bedminster, New Jersey].

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