Inbee Park itching to develop into first to finish ladies’s fashionable Grand Slam
For the reason that Amundi Evian Championship grew to become a serious in 2013, no LPGA participant has received all 5 majors.
Inbee Park, who received the match the 12 months earlier than it reached main standing, when it was known as the Evian Masters, would like to develop into the primary.
“Clearly now a serious, I positively need to win one other Evian Championship,” mentioned Park on Wednesday in France.
Her 2012 victory marked her second win on the LPGA and first with husband, Gi Hyeob Nam, who can also be her coach. She now owns 21 profession LPGA victories, although of all of the titles since marrying Nam, the Evian “is unquestionably the most effective one,” Park mentioned.
Park can also hint again to the 2012 Evian because the second when she began to putt exceptionally effectively. Evian Resort Golf Membership is understood for its treacherous greens, which problem gamers’ pace management and green-reading skills.
It’s clear that near-perfect placing is important to win this championship, and since that 2012 win Park continues to be often called probably the greatest putters on tour. In keeping with LPGA stats, Park ranks second in putts per inexperienced in regulation (1.72) and third in general placing common (28.77) this season.
“I feel my placing has all the time been above common,” she mentioned. “I do not attempt to be too grasping with the putter. Simply making an attempt to be very calm and really good to my putter so it really works.”
Park: Evian win ‘the one factor I all the time needed’
Full-field scores from The Amundi Evian Championship
The Evian Championship will function Park’s preparation for the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo, in contrast to 5 years in the past the place Park took three months off from competitors due to an damage to prepare for Rio de Janerio.
“This 12 months I really feel good,” Park mentioned. “No accidents, so I’m simply enjoying tournaments earlier than so I can get the great really feel of competitors.”
In 2016 in Rio, Park battled from behind to defeat Lydia Ko with a complete rating of 16 underneath. It stays one among her greatest accomplishments in golf, proper up there with her main wins.
She hopes so as to add one other Gold medal in a few weeks – ideally after finishing the trendy ladies’s Grand Slam.