Inbee Park says her bid to become the first golfer to win four straight professional majors in the same season is now ''almost impossible.''
Even in good scoring conditions Sunday morning at St. Andrews, Park couldn't get a putt to fall. She wound up with a 2-over 74 in the wind-delayed third round of the Women's British Open and was 10 shots out of the lead.
The third round still was not over, though with only a breeze on the Old Course, it was unlikely the leaders were going to drop many shots. And there was an increasing number of players ahead of her on the leaderboard.
''I really think it's almost impossible to do,'' Park said about staging a big rally Sunday afternoon. ''There's not many holes left to play now. This golf course, it is playing tough for me. The greens are getting firmer. It's tough to hit the ball close to the pin. You have to hole long putts here, but it doesn't seem to be going in.''