Inbee Park is dominating women’s golf after winning her third major in 2013.
If you’re not aware of Inbee Park’s heroics on the golf course this year, you’re not following professional golf closely enough.
South Korean Park won her third consecutive major golf tournament by winning the US Women’s Open on Sunday and placing her as the only the second LPGA golfer in history to have won the first three majors of the year. The other was Babe Zaharias who achieved the feat back when the was only three major golf tournaments.
It’s now started a debate about what makes up a grand slam.
Most people assume a grand slam in golf is, like tennis, the feat of winning all four major tournaments in a calendar year.
But on the LPGA Tour there are now five majors. Inbee Park has already won the 2013 Kraft Nabisco Championship, the LPGA Championship and the Women’s US Open. The final two majors for 2013 are the Women’s British Open to be held at St.Andrews Old Course in August and the Evian Championship in September.
Interestingly the Evian Championship was not considered a major until this year, but guess who won it last year? Inbee Park.
Grand slam definitions aside, Park is playing phenomenal golf and we should all take now recognise her place in history as we look ahead to what could be one of the greatest ever achievements in golf at St.Andrews in August.