On a gray morning at the home of golf, Inbee Park set off on her bid to make history Thursday in the Women's British Open.
The 25-year-old from South Korea already has won three majors this year. She is trying to become the first golfer, male or female, to win four in one season.
Park hit her opening tee shot in front of the Royal & Ancient clubhouse at St. Andrews. With a slow, measured back swing, she drilled a low tee shot toward the Swilcan Bridge on the left side of the fairway.
It's the hardest fairway to miss in golf. The challenge is the Old Course over the next four days, not to mention dozens of other players who are trying to stop this amazing run.
''I'd love to be the spoiler,'' Stacy Lewis said.
It was unusual for Park to have such an early tee time - 7:03 a.m. in Scotland - for such a big moment. With heavy air and a light rain, there were only about 50 fans holding umbrellas behind the tee and about 20 yards down the right side to watch her tee off.