Inbee Park has a way of making winning a major championship look easy. Whether it’s her incredible skill or her completely stoic demeanor, Park made winning the U.S. Women’s Open seem almost second nature. Looking at her mannerisms on the course does not give any clue as to whether she is in the final round of a major championship or if she is playing a practice round. The victory at Sebonack Golf Club makes Park three for three in major championships on the year.
She carded a two over par 74 in the final round to finish the tournament at eight under par. That score put her four shots clear of the second place finisher, I.K. Kim. The victory was never really in doubt as Park was once again firing on all cylinders. There just seems to be no stopping her at this point. Park joins Babe Zaharias and Bobby Jones as the only three golfers in the history of the game to win the first three major championships in a given season.
Park will now set her sights on the British Open in August and will attempt to be the first golfer ever –male or female – to win four professional major championships in a single season. As of right now Park has six wins in 2013 and I wouldn’t be surprised if she added one or two more before she gets to the British Open.
Her performance so far in 2013 has grabbed the attention of the world. Nancy Lopez, one of the most accomplished golfers of all time, is certainly impressed with Park’s résumé this year. “I never even thought of trying to win the first three majors of the year. It’s pretty monumental,” Lopez said.
There really is no overstating the performance of Park so far in 2013. Something tells me she’s going to keep turning in historic performances for quite some time.