South Korea's Inbee Park is on a roll going into the Mizuno Classic, with more than just a chance for another victory at stake.
Park opened the LPGA Tour's Asian Swing with a victory in Malaysia and finished second last week in Taiwan, bringing her within range of American Stacy Lewis for the points-based LPGA player of the year award. She trails Lewis by 28 points, and each LPGA victory is worth 30 points.
An American has not won the award since Beth Daniel in 1994.
Lewis will play in the final two LPGA events, but she's skipping the Mizuno Classic, which starts Friday at Kentetsu Kashikojima Country Club.
''I've been getting a lot of confidence over the last three months, especially with my long game,'' Park said. ''My swing is getting really comfortable.''
The South Korean leads the LPGA Tour money list with $2.16 million, finishing among the top 10 in all but one of her past 12 tournaments. That includes two wins and five runn...