ST. ANDREWS, Scotland – Inbee Park looks physically and emotionally ready to take on the greatest challenge in the history of golf this week.
On the eve of the Ricoh Women’s British Open, she looks ready to make a run at becoming the first man or woman to win four professional majors in a single season.
That’s the word from her good friend, So Yeon Ryu, who played with Park Wednesday in their last practice round before the Women’s British Open begins on Thursday.
“Inbee always gets herself ready, but one thing I worried about was all the media attention she is getting,” Ryu said. “I worried about if she would lose concentration, but after playing with her today, I’m not worried anymore. She doesn’t look nervous or too excited. She is calm like she always is.”
Nineteen media members from South Korea have received credentials to cover Park this week. Nearly all of them were out on the course following her around in Wednesday's practice.
J Golf, the South Korean TV network, is broadcasting the event.
Park goes off in the first round at 7:03 a.m. (2:03 a.m. ET) with Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Beatriz Recari.