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In Bee Park
Se Ri Pak
The cheering jarred Inbee Park from her sleep.
The 10-year-old went downstairs to find her father in front of the television in the middle of the night in Seoul as he watched Se Ri Pak become the first South Korean to win the U.S. Women's Open.
Within a week, Park wrapped her hands around a golf club for the first time, not knowing that it one day would lead her to the brink of history.
''They were doing replays every day on TV, her hitting the shot out of the water with her socks off,'' Park said. ''It was cool to see her white feet. I didn't know what was happening, but I thought it was really cool to be seen playing golf and being on TV. Everybody was talking about it. Golf looked really fun.''
Fifteen years later, everyone is talking about Inbee Park.
A win this week in the Women's British Open at St. Andrews would make the 25-year-old Park the first golfer to win four majors in one season.
Arnold Palmer created the modern Grand ...
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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...
Inbee Park began her pursuit of an unprecedented fourth straight major with a 3-under 69 on Thursday in the Women's British Open.
For 10 holes, it looked as though Park would be tough to beat. After a ragged back nine, she was happy to break 70.
Park made five putts from 15 feet or longer in an amazing display with the putter. She made six birdies in 10 holes to get her name...
There's under the radar and then there's Inbee Park.
The 25-year-old South Korean is trying to become the first golfer - male or female - to win four professional majors in one calendar year, and she's attempting to make history at the home of golf, St Andrews, in this week's Ricoh Women's British Open.
It's as compelling a storyline as golf has had since...
Inbee Park has some catching up to do if she wants to become the first golfer to win four professional majors in one year.
Miki Saiki of Japan twice holed out for eagle on the front nine Friday and took advantage of decent scoring conditions at St. Andrews for a 6-under 66 in the Women's British Open. Saiki was at 9-under 135. She had a one-shot lead over Morgan Pressel, who...
(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...
Mickey Wright can appreciate Inbee Park's pursuit of a fourth straight major this year at the Women's British Open.
She just can't relate to all the attention over a potential Grand Slam.
''One big difference in golf now and then - and this was well before Title IX - is women's golf did not get a lot of hoopla,'' Wright told The Associated Press...