Inbee Park had a week of rest and relaxation after the South Korean's last tournament. She had earned it.
The LPGA's top-ranked golfer, who has turned the tour into a personal showcase of sorts this year, was last seen two weeks ago -- walking away after a grueling 39-hole final day at the LPGA Championship.
Park outlasted Catriona Matthew in a three-hole playoff to win her second major championship of the year, and secure her standing as the world's best player. The win was yet another reminder of just how far she has come in the last year, from 26th in the world rankings to six wins in her last 22 starts, including four victories this year.
Park will tee off Friday at the NW Arkansas Championship after a week in Florida with fellow South Korean Na Yeon Choi, a much-needed bit of rest after the difficult LPGA Championship win.
''Two weeks ago at the (LPGA Championship) was a very tough Sunday, and I was really exhausted after the round,'' Park said. ''I feel very refreshed now ...