There’s another major championship on the LPGA Tour this week, and not surprisingly, Inbee Park is the favorite to win. The Ricoh Women’s British Open gets underway this week at historic St. Andrews and Park is looking to become the first golfer – male or female – to win four major championships in single season.
Even if Park does make history by picking up a win this week there is some debate as to whether or not her feat can be considered a single-season grand slam. The reason is the fact that he LPGA actually has five major championships – with the Evian Masters the last to be played. Some will consider four major titles in one year a grand slam while others will only consider that achievement to be realized if she wins all five.
I personally don’t care what you call – winning four major titles in a career – yet alone one season – is one hell of an accomplishment. Park has been far and away the most dynamic golfer in the sport this year. She’s played exceedingly well just about every week but she somehow manages to take it up another few notches in the majors.
The problem is that we, as a society, are obsessed with classifying and naming every single thing that we come across. This often times comes at the detriment of the moment. What we should really be doing as followers of the game of golf is sitting back and watching what could very well be the most incredible accomplishment in the history of the game – grand slam or not.