HARRISON, N.Y. – Inbee Park is looking to hit another trifecta.
Two years after winning the first three major championships of the year, Park is looking to win her third consecutive KPMG Women’s PGA Championship (formerly known as the LPGA Championship). The LPGA Championship’s history and records have been folded into the re-branded event. Annika Sorenstam is the only player to win this championship three consecutive years (2003-05) since its inception in 1955.
“I'm not really a quick starter, but this season has started very good,” Park said. “Hopefully, I’ll wrap it up really nicely with these big tournaments coming on. I'm trying to get my body rhythm and the golf swing and the putting, everything, trying to get it to a very good level in this summertime.”
This week marks the start of a run of three majors over the next eight weeks. Park has already won twice this year and moved within ten hundredths of a point of Rolex No. 1 Lydia Ko. Park can take the top spot with a finish of 29th or better this week, depending on what Ko and No. 3 Stacy Lewis do.
Park defeated Brittany Lincicome in a playoff to win last year’s LPGA Championship at Monroe Golf Club outside Rochester, N.Y., and she won it the year before at Locust Hill Country Club in the same area.