IBP is 3-for-3
By Torleif Sorenson on 7/1/13
In women's golf, only the legendary Babe Didrikson Zaharias (back in that era) and now 24-year-old Inbee Park have won the first three major championships of the year. For IBP, her victory (-8, 280) yesterday in the U.S. Women's Open Championship is the fourth major of her young career; she won the 2008 U.S. Women's Open at Interlachen just outside Minneapolis.
Only two other women have won three majors in a single season: Mickey Wright (1961) and Pat Bradley (1986). Zaharias, Wright, and Bradley are all in the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Sebonack Golf Club got tougher as the week went on; only Park broke par on Saturday, and just four golfers carded rounds under par on Sunday. In fact, Park and runner up I.K. Kim shot 74 on Sunday, so Park's four-shot lead after 54 holes held up at the end.
"I am just very honored to put my name by someone like Babe Zaharias. I don’t know what I just did today; it's something very great. It's scary to think about what I am capable of doing.
Who's Your Caddie?During Saturday's third round, Jessica Korda played the first nine holes +5. That was it for Jason Golroyed:
It worked — Korda played the second nine -1, limiting Saturday's damage to a four-over 76. And on Sunday, Korda carded a see-saw 73 to finish T-7 with Brittany Lang. BTW, Johnny DelPrete plays on the Web.com tour, so he knows plenty about heavy pressure during golf tournaments.
Interestingly, Korda's younger sister, amateur Nelly Korda, made the 36-hole cut, going 73-77-79-81 to finish T-64 at +22.
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