World No.1 Inbee Park will have the Rolex Player of the Year rankings in mind when she opens her LPGA Malaysia title defense at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club on Thursday.
The 25-year-old Park recovered from a recent dip in form by finishing third at the Reignwood Classic in Beijing last weekend.
Park marked the first half of the season with six wins including three majors. What followed was a frustrating period from July when she found it hard to even record a top-10 finish in the next five tournaments, including two majors - the British Open and The Evian Championship.
Now with a confidence-boosting finish at Beijing, the South Korean is eager to continue her return to form in Kuala Lumpur.
''I didn't realize that I won that many (tournaments), I really didn't expect that,'' Park said. ''What I achieved this year is beyond my expectations. It has been an incredible season that I will remember forever.
''Luckily enough I had a good finish last week and that gave me a lot...