The important thing to know and understand about major championships in the world of women’s golf is that Inbee Park has won six of the past 14 majors.
She won the British Open Sunday, her seventh major title and they tell us it’s a career Grand Slam, although rather than four majors like we have in men’s golf, the women have five.
Park has won four of them so she now has a career Grand Slam, so it appears.
Actually, she’s won all five of them.
Things were just fine prior to 2013 when the women had four majors. That wasn’t good enough, the Evian Masters was added in 2013. Thing is, Park has ALREADY WON that tournament. She was the victor in 2013. So basically, SHE HAS won all five women’s majors which the women refer to as a SUPER SLAM.
Sadly, they’re not crediting her for winning that “major.” It’s unfair. Gene Sarazen won the Masters before it was called the Masters and before it was consider a major in men’s championship golf. But he still gets credit for it as a major.
Park was surgical in winning at Turnberry on Sunday. She shot a final round 65 to blow past her understudy and friend, Jin-Young Ko, no relations to Lydia, world’s No. 2.
“Greatest day in my life yet,” Park beamed. “It’s been a career goal, luck was on my side.”
She is firmly embedded as the world’s No. 1 player and looked every bit of it down the stretch.
She is cooler than a winter’s afternoon in Alaska. Her demeanor never varies. Looks like she has a heartbeat in the low 60s, like a lot of her golf scores.
She doesn’t overpower golf courses. She’s simply a precision shot-maker who putts like Jordan Spieth.
Park is simply in a league of her own.