One of the sad states of professional golf is just how little coverage the LPGA gets (and we aren't point fingers as we are just as guilty as others).
If you ever get a chance to go watch an LPGA event you will immediately be impressed at just how good these women are at the game and how fun it is to follow them around. They pound the ball down the middle of fairways, hit irons in the middle of the club and can chip and putt with incredible touch.
If a PGA Tour player would have even come close to accomplishing what Inbee Park did in 2013 it wouldn't have just been headline golf news or even headline sports news, but on the front page of national news all over the world.
Still, what Park pulled off in '13 is one of the greatest golf feats in the modern era, winning three consecutive major championships at the age of 25, becoming just the fourth LPGA player ever to win three majors in a season.
Park started her quest at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, shooting 15-under and winning by four shots. She added a second straight at the LPGA Championship, beating Catriona Matthew in a playoff, and her third in a row came at the U.S Women's Open, again winning by four shots even with a final round 74.
The LPGA added a fifth major in 2013, so Park was in the unique (And slightly awkward) position of winning five majors in a season, but her run stopped at St. Andrews where she finished T-42, following that with a T-67 at the Evian Championship.
How good has Park been in the majors so far in her career? The three wins in '13 takes her career total to four, and in a stretch of 15 majors ending at the U.S. Open in 2013, she finished in the top-10 in 12 of them.
A career-making season, Park can now set her sights on Patty Berg's record of 15 major wins, and it is definitely a possibility if she ever has another season like this one.
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