It’s the prospect of everything for two-time USWO champion Inbee Park | LPGA
The Queen Bee is back at the US Women’s Open. The 2008 and 2013 champion Inbee Park made his 15th overall and his 14th consecutive start to the major championship. She is one of 13 former winners in the field and one of 27 USGA champions competing at the famous Olympic club, which hosts its first US Women’s Open. Park has an incredible record in the major; since 2007, she has recorded seven top-10s as well as her two wins and has agreed that her game shines when under pressure as she prepares for the Olympic challenge.
“I think it’s just that my game is really suitable for tough golf courses, and I’m probably pretty calm on the golf course as well. No matter what happens on the golf course, I do my best to stay calm no matter what, ”Park said. “This golf course really needs patience. The course will play hard. It’s going to be windy, cold, and we’re going to have to hit some fairways on this golf course. Otherwise, you don’t have a lot of shooting.
When Park won in 2008 at the Interlachen Country Club, she became the youngest to win a US Women’s Open, a record that continues to hold. It was the first of his 21 LPGA Tour wins, as well as the first of seven major titles. Now a member of the LPGA Hall of Fame, Park knows she has changed as a person and a player since her first appearance in the Major Tournament in 2004. In Monday’s practice round, Park played with Tsubasa Kajitani, the 17-year-old winner of the Augusta 2021 National Women’s Amateur, and reflected on the experience alongside the Japanese teenager.
“I think since my first US Open I think a lot has changed. My first US Open, I was an amateur, so I had nothing to worry about. I just played a practice game with an amateur Japanese girl, I think, and it really reminded me of my first US Open. She didn’t seem to be scared on this golf course and was just bombarding the balls. I envy this and I think I will never be able to do this again, ”Park said. “I’m definitely a different player than I was 15 years ago. Much more mature, much quieter on the golf course. I’m probably not really surprised by a lot of things on the golf course anymore.