(Eds: With AP Photos.) By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer Inbee Park once felt she could walk down the streets of Seoul as the No. 1 player in women's golf without being recognized.
That was two months ago.
Now she can't even make it through a toll booth.
The week before she set out to make history at St. Andrews, the 25-year-old Park went home to South Korea to visit family and friends. She was surprised by the number of people who met her at the airport, and who looked her way when she was out in public dressed in regular clothes.
''I was driving by the toll gate and some lady was giving me a toll ticket and she was like, `Oh, are you Inbee Park?' And she was stopping my car,'' Park said Tuesday. ''So there was a lot of episodes there. It's cool to be recognized and to have a lot of fans. And I think that really helps me.''
It helps to be on the verge of doing something no other golfer in this Royal & Ancient game has ever achieved.
Slam or not, Park has a shot at something...