Golf Talk Live - Chris DiMarco Transcript Segment 4

By Golf Channel NewsroomJanuary 1, 2001, 5:00 pm
RICH LERNER
WELCOME BACK. CHRIS HAS JOINED ME NOW ON THE SET OF ACADEMY LIVE. WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT THE PSYCHO GRIP? GATOR GRIP? WHAT DO WE CALL IT?

CHRIS DIMARCO
I THINK ME AND CALC ARE DECIDING WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO GET A GATOR GRIP. JUST GET SOME GATORS IN THERE.

RICH LERNER
HOW, THAT ROUND WITH CALC

CHRIS DIMARCO
IT WAS FUN

RICH LERNER
VERY BIZARRE

CHRIS DIMARCO
IT WAS, LIKE I HAD

RICH LERNER
20:TWO GATORS, TWO

CHRIS DIMARCO
VERY UNCONVENTIONAL

RICH LERNER
TWO CORN BALL GRIPS.

CHRIS DIMARCO
YUP, TOTALLY.

RICH LERNER
UH, HOW DOES BOB BARKER FIT INTO THIS ENTIRE STORY AND THE PRICE IS RIGHT?

CHRIS DIMARCO
YOU KNOW IT

RICH LERNER
SHARE THAT WITH US

CHRIS DIMARCO
IT'S FUNNY AND EVERYBODY HAS THEIR NIGHTMARES AND MY NIGHTMARE WAS ALWAYS, IT WAS A REOCCURRING NIGHTMARE UNFORTUNATELY TOO, I ALWAYS HAD THIS, THIS THING THAT I WOULD GET ON THE PRICE IS RIGHT AND THEY WOULD COME TO THE PUTTING

DEAL WHERE HE PUTTS THE THING AND I'D ALWAYS GET RIGHT UP TO THE END AND I'D MISS THAT AND HE'D ASKED ME WHAT I DO FOR A LIVING RIGHT BEFORE I PUTT AND I'D SAY I'M A PROFESSIONAL GOLFER AND I MISSED BOTH PUTTS AND IT WAS, AT THAT MOMENT I'D WAKE UP IN A COLD SWEAT SO, IT WAS, AND THEN THE CLAW CAME, AND I NEVER HAD THE DREAM AGAIN.

RICH LERNER
(LAUGHS)

CHRIS DIMARCO
WHICH IS GREAT.

RICH LERNER
SO, BETWEEN ALL THOSE ROUNDS OF GOLF YOU PLAYED AS A KID YOU WOULD COME BACK IN THE HOUSE BETWEEN TEN AND ELEVEN IN THE MORNING AND WATCH THE PRICE IS RIGHT?

CHRIS DIMARCO
WELL, YOU KNOW, THIS WAS IN COLLEGE.

RICH LERNER
IN COLLEGE?

CHRIS DIMARCO
THIS IS COLLEGE. WE USED TO WATCH IT.

RICH LERNER
WHEN WE WERE ALL, YOU KNOW, SPENDING OUR TIME WISELY.

CHRIS DIMARCO
RIGHT, YEAH, EXACTLY.

RICH LERNER
THAT CALCULUS WAS IN, LATER, LET'S TURN ON THE PRICE IS RIGHT.

CHRIS DIMARCO
EXACTLY

RICH LERNER
LET'S TURN ON THE PRICE IS RIGHT, RIGHT NOW

CHRIS DIMARCO
EXACTLY, NOW YOU'RE, EXACTLY

RICH LERNER
20:34:06
ALRIGHT. THE, THE GRIP.

CHRIS DIMARCO
OKAY

RICH LERNER
AS, AS YOU'RE SHOWING US WHAT YOU DO ALSO MAYBE YOU COULD TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW YOU ACTUALLY CAME TO IT. I KNOW SKIP KENDALL

CHRIS DIMARCO
SKIP KENDAL

RICH LERNER
A GOOD BUDDY, HAD A ROLE IN IT.

CHRIS DIMARCO
WE WERE, WE WERE PLAYING IN A MINI TOUR EVENT IN '95 AND I WAS STRUGGLING AND IT WAS JUST NO FUN ANYMORE FROM THREE FEET AND IN. IT WAS JUST NOT FUN AND HE SHOWED ME HIS GRIP AND I WAS JUST LIKE, YEAH,

RIGHT, SKIP. WHAT KIND OF GRIP IS THAT? YOU KNOW, HE SAID WELL PUT YOUR HAND UNDER HERE LIKE THIS

AND JUST PUTT WITH YOUR LEFT HAND AND I, AND I TRIED IT. LIKE TWO DAYS LATER I HAD ONE OF THOSE PUTTS

THAT I KNEW I WASN'T GOING TO MAKE AND I DID IT AND LOW AND BEHOLD IT WENT STRAIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOLE AND I WAS LIKE, WOW, WHAT A GREAT FEELING THAT WAS. SO BASICALLY WHAT IT IS, IS, IS IT'S KIND OF LIKE A LONG

PUTTER GRIP WITH A SHORT PUTTER. I TRY TO USE MY LEFT HAND WHICH IS NORMAL.

JUST PUT MY LEFT HAND NORMAL, THEN MY THUMB GOES UNDERNEATH AND THEN I JUST PUT A LITTLE BIT OF PRESSURE ON MY RIGHT SIDE AND I JUST TRY TO PUTT WITH THE LEFT HAND.

RICH LERNER
SEE IT LOOKS TO ME LIKE IT WOULD PROMOTE A HOOD.

CHRIS DIMARCO
WELL THAT COULD

RICH LERNER
BECAUSE THE RIGHT HAND LOOKS LIKE IT'S FACING

CHRIS DIMARCO
THE RIGHT HAND

RICH LERNER
TO THE LEFT

CHRIS DIMARCO
20:SEE THE RIGHT HAND IS, IS DOING NOTHING IN MY STROKE. THAT'S WHY IT DOESN'T DO THAT. WHERE CALCAVECCHIA, HE DOES THE SAME THING, AND HE KIND OF USES HIS RIGHT HAND. SO HE PUSHES ALONG WITH THE RIGHT HAND.

RICH LERNER
SO YOUR RIGHT HAND DOES ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

CHRIS DIMARCO
WHEN I STROKE IT MY RIGHT HAND DOES NOTHING. I TRY TO USE ALL MY LEFT SIDE.

RICH LERNER
DID YOU EVER CONSIDER GOING WITH LEFT AND THEN JUST KIND OF

CHRIS DIMARCO
I'VE TRIED EVERY

RICH LERNER
CUP TO THE RIGHT?

CHRIS DIMARCO
POSSIBLE GRIP YOU COULD DO.

RICH LERNER
YOU'VE TRIED IT ALL? DID YOU TRY ONE HAND ONLY?

LEFT HAND ONLY?

CHRIS DIMARCO
I TRIED, I TRIED, I CAN PUTT GOOD LEFT HAND ONLY. THAT, THAT'S

RICH LERNER
DO YOU PRACTICE THAT WAY?

CHRIS DIMARCO
BASIC. LOOK AT THAT. THE ONLY ONE I MADE. I MADE LEFT HAND ONLY.

RICH LERNER
DO YOU PRACTICE THAT WAY?

CHRIS DIMARCO
I DO. I PRACTICE, A LOT OF TIMES I'LL JUST SIT IN THE PUTTING GREEN, I'LL PUTT FOUR FOOTERS AND I'LL JUST PUTT ABOUT A HUNDRED BALLS LEFT HAND ONLY.

RICH LERNER
WHAT REACTION DID YOU GET FROM YOUR PEERS WHEN YOU SHOWED UP AND I THINK THAT'S THE FIRST TIME ANYBODY HAD EVER SEEN IT DONE,
YOUR WAY

CHRIS DIMARCO
THAT WAS THE HARDEST PART. THAT WAS THE HARDEST PART.

RICH LERNER
REALLY? THAT WAS HARD?

CHRIS DIMARCO
IT, IT WAS, THAT AND ALSO I'D WALK OFF A GREEN AND I'D SEE PEOPLE GOING, YOU KNOW, WHAT'S HE, YOU KNOW, THEY'D BE DOING THIS AND

YOU KNOW WHAT'S HE DOING AND, IT, IT, YOU KNOW I COULD SEE THEM AS I'M WALKING OFF. THEY'RE DOING IT RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME, YOU KNOW, IT'S LIKE THEY'RE NOT EVEN WORRIED ABOUT IF THEY LET ME SEE THEM. IT, THAT HARD, THAT PART WAS SO HARD. THAT, AND ALSO, OBVIOUSLY PUTTING ON A PUTTING

GREEN BEFORE I'M PLAYING, YOU KNOW, WALKING BY TIGER AND HE'S SEEN ME GOING LIKE THIS

OR WALKING BY ANYBODY AND SEEING ME DO THAT. YOU KNOW WHAT, WHAT'S HE DOING?

I REMEMBER CALC, ONE TIME TOLD A STORY, HE SAID, HE WAS WATCHING ME PUTT ON THE PUTTING GREEN, HE GOES NOW THAT'S ONE GRIP I KNOW I'M NEVER GOING TO AND LOW AND BEHOLD NOW

HE'S DOING IT, SO, IT, IT'S, YOU KNOW, IT'S TOTALLY REJUVENATED MY GAME. I AM CONFIDENT ON THE GREENS NOW. I KNOW THAT I'M A GOOD PUTTER AND THAT PART OF IT'S EASY. I'VE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM GETTING ON THE GREENS SO

RICH LERNER
PUTTED BEAUTIFULLY AT WAYNESBORO COUNTRY CLUB, SIGHT OF THE S.C.I. PENNSYLVANIA CLASSIC

CHRIS DIMARCO
MHMM

RICH LERNER
AND YOU PUTTED BEAUTIFULLY AT AUGUSTA. THERE IS A COMPARISON TO BE MADE BETWEEN THE GREENS AT WAYNESBORO AND THE GREENS AT AUGUSTA, CORRECT?

CHRIS DIMARCO
YEAH. I HAD NEVER PLAYED AUGUSTA SO I, I HAD NO, I COULDN'T SAY IF THEY WERE OR NOT UNTIL I DID, BUT THEY WERE, THEY WERE VERY FAST. THERE WERE SOME PUTTS ON THERE IN WAYNESBORO THAT WERE RIDICULOUS AND I HAD NO 3 PUTTS AT WAYNESBORO AND I HAD ONLY,

THE 3 PUTT I HAD AT AUGUSTA I HAD TO PUTT THROUGH 15 FEET OF FRINGE. SO I PUTTED PHENOMENAL AT BOTH SIGHTS.

RICH LERNER
ARE YOU HEARING FROM THE AVERAGE FAN THAT THEY'D LIKE TO TRY IT?

CHRIS DIMARCO
I, I GET, I GET ABOUT 3 OR 4 GUYS A WEEK THAT COME UP TO ME AND SAY MAN YOU'VE SAVED ME. I CAN GO PLAY FRIDAYS WITH MY BUDDIES AGAIN BECAUSE I'M NOT WORRIED ABOUT THE,

THE 3 FOOTERS ANYMORE AND I'M, I'M BACK IN. THANKS SO MUCH, SO YOU KNOW, I THINK YOU'RE GOING TO SEE A LOT MORE PEOPLE TRYING IT, I MEAN, FOR ME NOW, I THINK FINALLY FOR ME DOING WELL AND WINNING TOURNAMENTS AND, AND BEING IN CONTENTION AND THEN

GETTING IN THE MEDIA, PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO OVERLOOK THAT AND START REALIZING HEY HE'S A PRETTY GOOD PLAYER, HE'S JUST NOT THE GUY THAT, THAT PUTTS FUNKY.

RICH LERNER
MHMM. SKIP KENDAL

CHRIS DIMARCO
MHMM

RICH LERNER
GETS A LITTLE BIT OF... CREDIT.

CHRIS DIMARCO
SURE

RICH LERNER
20:YEAH. I KNOW HE HELPED YOU AND HE PICKED IT UP FROM A SIX, SIXTY YEAR OLD GENTLEMAN IN WISCONSIN? IS THAT CORRECT?

CHRIS DIMARCO
I GUESS. I DON'T KNOW. I KNOW THAT HE, HE SAID IT HELPED HIM AT, AT HIS, ONE OF HIS

RICH LERNER
AND HE'S A GOOD PUTTER

CHRIS DIMARCO
HE IS A GREAT PUTTER. ONE OF HIS BUDDIES, THAT'S WHY, I MEAN, PEOPLE ALWAYS SAY, SKIP DID THAT? AND I SAID NO HE NEVER DID IT, HE JUST SHOWED ME IT. HE TOLD ONE OF HIS FRIENDS THAT HE USED TO PLAY WITH AND, AND YOU KNOW, IT HELPED HIM IMMEDIATELY, SO THAT'S WHY, YOU KNOW, HE, HE TOLD ME. THANK GOD HE DID.

RICH LERNER
OKAY, SO YOU WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TO A 15 HANDICAPPER WHO'S HAVING SOME TROUBLE?

CHRIS DIMARCO
IF SOMEBODY DOESN'T FEEL LIKE THEIR RIGHT HAND IS, IS DOING WHAT IT SHOULD, STROKE WISE, THEN I WOULD, I WOULD CERTAINLY RECOMMEND IT. I MEAN THERE'S A LOT OF GUYS THAT, THAT I, I WON'T NAME ANY NAMES AND I WOULD SAY, YOU KNOW, LIKE ON THE SENIOR TOUR, THAT SHOULD TRY IT.

I WOULD THINK TRY IT, IF NOT, ANYTHING BUT IT'S A GREAT PRACTICE TOOL BECAUSE IT TAKES YOUR RIGHT HAND OUT.

RICH LERNER
DO YOU HAVE ANY GUYS ON THE REGULAR TOUR WHO

HAVE INQUIRED ABOUT IT?

CHRIS DIMARCO
THERE'S SO MANY, THERE'S SO MANY GUYS OUT THERE THAT COME UP TO ME AND THEY, AND THEY ALWAYS, YOU KNOW, JOKE AROUND WITH ME AND THEY'LL PUTT IT, AND I KNOW DAVID TOMS, HE HAS DONE IT. HE'S A GOOD,

GREAT PUTTER TOO, BUT HE, HE TRIES IT AND HE ALWAYS MAKES PUTTS WHEN HE DOES IT AND IT'S, IT'S FUNNY THAT, YOU, YOU JUST HAVE TO GET THE FEELING.

GET OVER THE PART OF WHAT PEOPLE ARE THINKING ABOUT YOU AND ONCE YOU DO THAT, IT, IT'S REALLY SUCH A GREAT STROKE. IT, IT'S KIND OF LIKE THE PUTTER. THAT SEE-MORE (?) PUTTER THAT PEOPLE USE.

RICH LERNER
MHMM

CHRIS DIMARCO
20: 39:04
IT ALMOST SETS UP PERFECT BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT THEY WANT YOU TO STROKE. THEY JUST WANT YOU TO TAKE THE PUTTER KIND OF STRAIGHT BACK AND STRAIGHT THROUGH. THERE'S NO, NONE, NONE OF THAT IN THERE AND THAT'S WHAT IT REALLY HELPS. IT HELPS JUST REALLY ROCK YOUR SHOULDERS.

RICH LERNER
IT'S PUT A LOT OF MONEY IN THE BANK FOR CHRIS DIMARCO, AND AS WE GO TO BREAK WE WANT TO SHOW YOU SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF CHRIS' CAREER. WE'RE COMING BACK IN JUST A MOMENT. STAY WITH US.

(WRITTEN TEXT)
-WON THE CANADIAN TOUR ORDER OF MERIT IN 1992
-FINISHED TOP 10 ON BUY.COM TOUR MONEY LIST 2 OF 3 YEARS HE PLAYED FULL-TIME (1993-9TH , 1997-3RD)
-SHARES RECORD FOR 2ND BEST 72-HOLE SCORE FOR A MASTERS ROOKIE (280)

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Club apologizes for calling cops on black women members

By Associated PressApril 23, 2018, 11:07 pm

YORK, Pa. - A golf club in Pennsylvania has apologized for calling police on a group of black women after the co-owner and his father said they were playing too slowly and refused requests to leave the course.

“I felt we were discriminated against,” one of the women, Myneca Ojo, told the York Daily Record. “It was a horrific experience.”

Sandra Thompson and four friends met up Saturday to play a round of golf at the Grandview Golf Club, where they are all members, she told the newspaper.

At the second hole, a white man whose son co-owns the club came up to them twice to complain that they weren’t keeping up with the pace of play. Thompson, an attorney and the head of the York chapter of the NAACP, told the newspaper it was untrue.

On the same hole, another member of the group, Sandra Harrison, said she spoke with a Grandview golf pro, who said they were fine since they were keeping pace with the group ahead of them.

Despite that, the women skipped the third hole to avoid any other issues, she said.

It’s part of golf etiquette that slow-moving players let groups behind them play through if they are holding things up, and often golf courses have personnel who monitor the pace of play, letting golfers know when they are taking too long.

The five are part of a larger group of local women known as Sisters in the Fairway. The group has been around for at least a decade, and all of its members are experienced players who have golfed all over the county and world, Thompson said. They’re very familiar with golf etiquette, she said.

After the ninth hole, where it is customary to take a break before continuing on the next nine holes, three of the group decided to leave because they were so shaken up by the earlier treatment, the women told the paper.

Thompson said the man from the second hole, identified as former York County Commissioner Steve Chronister, his son, club co-owner Jordan Chronister and several other white, male employees approached the remaining two women and said they took too long of a break and they needed to leave the course.

The women argued they took an appropriate break, and that the men behind them were still on their beer break and not ready to tee off, as seen in a video Thompson gave the newspaper. The women were told that the police had been called, and so they waited.

Northern York County Regional Police arrived, conducted interviews and left without charging anyone.

“We were called there for an issue, the issue did not warrant any charges,” Northern York County Regional Police Chief Mark Bentzel said. “All parties left and we left as well.”

A phone listing for Steve Chronister rang busy on Monday. He told the York Daily Record he didn’t have time to comment on Sunday.

Jordan Chronister’s wife and co-owner of the club, JJ Chronister, said Sunday she called the women personally to apologize.

“We sincerely apologize to the women for making them feel uncomfortable here at Grandview, that is not our intention in any way,” she told the newspaper. “We want all of our members to feel valued and that they can come out here and have a great time, play golf and enjoy the experience.”

She said she hopes to meet with them to discuss how the club can use what happened as a learning experience and do better in the future.

Thompson said she’s not sure a meeting is what needs to happen.

“There needs to be something more substantial to understand they don’t treat people in this manner,” she said.

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Randall's Rant: Augusta has the power to strengthen LPGA

By Randall MellApril 23, 2018, 9:57 pm

Augusta National Golf Club is turning women’s golf upside down.

If you care about the LPGA, that should be your hope, anyway.

Your hope should be that the investment made in the new Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship announced at the Masters three weeks ago will eventually filter up the women’s ranks.

While the new amateur event comes with significant challenges for the women’s tour - with its first major (the ANA Inspiration) in a tough spot the same week as the Augusta National Women’s Amateur - there is LPGA seed money being planted in Georgia

There’s an investment that may grow the women’s game beyond fueling new interest among girls.

“I just hope corporations start recognizing the value of investing in the women’s game, the way Augusta National does,” two-time major champion Cristie Kerr said. “There are so many corporate sponsors in the men’s game who don’t invest a single dollar in the women’s game. Obviously, that’s their prerogative, but we have a lot of value as a tour.”

And there’s your hope.

Augusta National is a collection of power brokers, CEOs and leaders now invested in growing the women’s game.

They’re taking a special interest in watching these young female amateurs emerge, and it’s only natural to expect they’ll become emotionally invested in where these young players go.

And a lot of these young players will go on to the LPGA.

The LPGA is thriving under commissioner Mike Whan’s leadership, with Whan seeing opportunities where others didn’t. He saw Asian interest in the tour as an asset, not the liability so many thought a decade ago.

The LPGA had withered to 23 events in 2011 with $40 million in total prize money. This year, it's up to 34 events with a tour-record $68 million in prize money. Whan did that with a lot of Asian backing.

Of the 10 tour events the LPGA has staged so far this year, including this week’s tournament in San Francisco, nine have Asian-based title sponsors. Even the LPGA’s domestic events are thriving on Asian money. 



All six of the U.S. events staged so far this year have Asian-based title sponsors. You have to move into May and next week’s Volunteers of America Texas Classic before finding an American corporate title sponsor of an American LPGA event.

That starts changing with summer approaching, but overall there will be 17 Asian-based companies or organizations as title sponsors of LPGA events this year, with 14 American-based entities sponsoring or owning events.

Whan says that’s a good thing.

“The diversity of sponsorship on the LPGA makes us a stronger business,” Whan said. “Since I’ve been in office, we’ve worked through recessions in different parts of the world. None of those recessions were crippling to our overall schedule, because we have so many sponsors on board, from so many different places.”

Whan says American corporate interest is growing considerably, with more American marketing partners joining the LPGA this year. The next steps players would like to see are increased purses and endorsement opportunities for women.

The winning two-man team at the PGA Tour’s Zurich Classic this week will take home a combined $2,073,000. This week’s LPGA Mediheal Championship features a $1.5 million purse for the entire field.

“The income gap in golf is as much a concern to me as the corporate income gap is to working women,” 12-time LPGA winner Stacy Lewis wrote in an essay earlier this year for the World Economic Forum.

U.S. Solheim Cup captain and LPGA Hall of Famer Juli Inkster started wearing a San Francisco Giants cap this year with no endorsement deals on her bag or shirt. She has become more outspoken about the lack of corporate support for all female golf pros.

“I'm going to say it right now, and I probably shouldn't say it, but I just don't understand how all these companies get away with supporting PGA Tour events and not supporting the LPGA,” Inkster said at the last Solheim Cup. “It makes me a little upset, because I think we've got a great product. We deserve our due.”

With Augusta National investing in young amateur women, it may only be a matter of time until corporate America significantly steps up support. The game’s greatest power brokers appear ready to grow with the young women they will begin investing in next year. That should be the hope for anyone who cares about the LPGA.

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Report: Tour close to finalizing Detroit tournament

By Will GrayApril 23, 2018, 7:07 pm

With the final pieces of the 2019 schedule falling into place, the PGA Tour appears on the verge of returning to Michigan for the first time in nearly a decade.

According to a Detroit News report, the Tour is "believed to be close" to an agreement to bring a tournament to the Motor City beginning in 2019, reportedly likely to take place at Detroit Golf Club near downtown.

While the specifics remain undisclosed, the prime candidate for such a move appears to be The National. The Washington, D.C.-area event, which benefits Tiger Woods' TGR Foundation, was sponsored by Detroit-based Quicken Loans from 2014-2017. This year the tournament will be conducted at TPC Potomac without a title sponsor.

According to a Detroit News report in September, Quicken Loans CEO Dan Gilbert was open to continuing his company's sponsorship of the event if it shifted to Detroit.

In addition to The National, the only other current PGA Tour event without a title sponsor is the Houston Open. On Monday Charles Schwab was introduced as the new title sponsor of the Fort Worth Invitational beginning in 2019.

The PGA Tour has not held an event in the state of Michigan since 2009, the final year of the now-defunct Buick Open at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club. While the final details of a revamped schedule have yet to be announced, the Tour is expected to unveil its itinerary for the 2018-19 season at The Players next month.

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Inbee Park quietly reclaims world No. 1

By Randall MellApril 23, 2018, 6:44 pm

Inbee Park moved back to No. 1 in the Rolex Women’s World Rankings in about as ho-hum fashion as you’ll ever see a player take the top spot.

It isn’t that she doesn’t care about the top ranking. It just wasn’t a priority in her return to golf this year, after missing big portions of the last two years with injuries.

With an Olympic gold medal and seven major championship titles, the LPGA Hall of Famer isn’t done trying to top the scoreboards that matter most to her.

“To be honest, I never really think about being No. 1 again,” Park said early last week, before tying for second at the Hugel-JTBC LA Open. “If it comes to me, great. If not, it doesn't matter.”

It came to her for the fourth time in her career.

Park, 29, reigned at No. 1 for 59 weeks in her longest run on top, back in the 2013 and ’14 seasons.

Oddly, this run to No. 1 almost comes as a surprise to Park, who didn’t need long to get back to the top spot after returning to the tour. She won the Bank of Hope Founders Cup last month in her second after missing seven months with a back injury.

Park last lost the No. 1 ranking in October of 2015, doing so to Lydia Ko.

In six starts this year, Park has finished T-3 or better four times. She leads the tour in scoring average (69.13) and is second in greens in regulation (77.5 percent).

Just wait until her putter heats up.

Yeah, Park’s not very satisfied with her putting. She’s one of the greatest putters who ever played the women’s game, but she has been frustrated with the inconsistency of her stroke much of this season. Of course, her standards are high. She ranks second in putts per greens in regulation so far this year.

On Sunday, this is how Park summed up her putting in 2018: “Some days, I’ve been really good. Some days, I’ve been really bad.”

Park has led the LPGA in putts per GIR in five of the last 10 years. She switched from her preferred mallet-style putter to a blade earlier this season and won with a Toulon Madison blade at the Founders Cup last month. She was back with an Odyssey White Hot 2-Ball mallet this past week. That’s the putter she used to win the gold medal in Rio de Janeiro two years ago. She used an Odyssey Sabertooth winged mallet in her 2013 run of three consecutive major championship victories.