Newlywed Park's offseason: Cooking, dishwashing, putting


OCALA, Fla. – Inbee Park revealed Monday just how glamorous the life of the Rolex world No. 1 was this offseason, her first as a newlywed.

“I had a really busy offseason because I had to do cooking, and I had to golf at the same time,” Park said. “I never really cooked before, but I really spent a lot of time in the kitchen doing a lot of dishwashing as well.”

Park sounded so earnest explaining her devotion to her domestic duties.

“I’m really enjoying my new life,” she said.

Park was asked what handicap she would carry as a cook.

“Maybe a 20 handicap,” she quipped.

Park said she had a house full of visitors in the offseason with her parents visiting for 10 days and her in-laws visiting for 10 days. She and her husband bought a new home in Las Vegas last year. She also spent time healing there. She said her right shoulder bothered her at year’s end. She has been doing rehab for a muscle strain with a therapist and reports feeling better.

Park also worked on her putting this offseason, which her fellow pros might not like to hear. Park, who won three times last year, including the LPGA Championship, was unhappy with her putting much of 2014, even though she led the tour in putts per greens in regulation for the third consecutive season.

“I just felt so much worse than the year before,” said Park, who won the first three majors of the year in 2013. “I just think my ball striking was a lot better than what I expected last year, and I hit a lot of shots closer and had more opportunities. I just feel like I missed a lot of opportunities.”