Sung Hyun Park
Name:Sung Hyun Park
Born:Sept 21, 1993 in Seoul, South Korea.
Played as the HSBC Women's World Championship (Feb 28-Mar 3; LPGA Tour event). Second-placed Minjee Lee (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Sung Hyun Park (S Kor). [Tanjong course, Sentosa GC, Singapore].
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 Sung Hyun Park (S Kor). [Pinnacle CC, Rogers, Arkansas].
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].
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].
Played as the Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic (May 3-6). Second-placed Lindy Duncan (USA) finished 1 shot behind Sung Hyun 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].
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.
Played as the Canadian Pacific Women's Open (Aug 24-27). Second-placed Mirim Lee (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind Sung Hyun Park (S Kor), whose final round 64 (-7) clinched her second LPGA Tour win. [Ottawa H&GC, Ottawa, Ontario].
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.
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.
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].
FedEx Cup playoffs: the PGA Tour’s season finale starts in Memphis (TPC Southwind; Aug 11-14) and culminates in Atlanta (East Lake; Aug 25-28) … for the winner, the biggest prize in world golf … $18 million.
British Women’s Open: the year’s final women’s major championship heads for mighty Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland, with Anna Nordqvist defending (Aug 4-7).
Anna Nordqvist: major championships aside, Solheim Cup stalwart Nordqvist notched up her first official Ladies European Tour win at the 2022 Ladies Dutch Open (aka Big Green Egg Open).
Cameron Smith: the Aussie PGA Tour player shot a blistering final round 64 to record his first major championship win at the home of golf in the 150th Open Championship.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Golf Son Gual is home to a course frequently rated the No.1 layout on the holiday island of Mallorca. Opening for play in 2007, this Thomas Himmel design combines the openness of a links-style layout with the stylish bunkering and not infrequent water hazards more typically associated with parkland courses.
Son Gual is located just a few kilometres from Palma (Mallorca). Palma's Old City shows clear influences from the city's Arab past.
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