Ricoh Women's British Open: Inbee Park Has a Lot of Ground to Make Up

By Carl Conrad
Inbee Park Womens British Open
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If she is going to capture her fourth consecutive major championship of the season, Inbee Park is going to have to do it in dramatic fashion. After two rounds at the Richoh Women’s British Open, Na Yeon Choi has posted an impressive score of 10 under par. Park, on the other hand, started the third round eight  shots off of the lead at three under par. Choi posted consecutive five under par 67s to get to her number while Choi was four under after round one but posted a one over par 73 in round two.

”I’m so far back,” Park said after her round. ”We need some tough conditions.” The chances of those tough conditions are very likely, considering the event is being played at St. Andrews. That quote just goes to show the mentality of Park. She has by no means resigned herself to defeat and she is looking forward to difficult conditions. She thinks that she will be able to capitalize should the course get tougher, while her competition will falter.

It’s easy to be brimming with confidence when you’re the most dominant player in your sport and are chasing history. She has played in fifteen events in 2013 and has finished inside of the top 10 in eight of those. Six of her top 10 finishes have been victories. Three of those wins have been in championships. Yeah, I can see why Park hasn’t counted herself out as of yet.

Park is currently one under after the first few holes of her third round and is looking to close the gap and get within striking distance for Sunday.

Carl Conrad is the Senior Golf Writer for Follow him on Twitter or add him to your network on Google.

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