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01 Jul 2018

In The Winner's Circle with Sung Hyun Park

 

Hometown/Resides: Seoul, Republic of Korea/Orlando, Fla.
Birthdate: Sept. 21, 1993; currently 24 years, 9 months, 10 days
Qualified for LPGA Tour: Earned LPGA membership for the 2017 season via cate- gory 10 (non-member Top 40) on the LPGA Priority List
Turned Professional/Rookie Year: 2012/2017

VICTORIES

LPGA: Fourth career victory, second of 2018 and second major victory
PREVIOUS LPGA WINS: 2018 Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic, 2017 U.S. Women’s Open Champi- onship conducted by the USGA, 2017 CP Women’s Open
KLPGA: 10 career victories

RACE TO CME GLOBE

With her win, Park earns 625 points and is projected to move from 28th to ninth in the Race to CME Globe with 1,363 points

ROLEX ANNIKA MAJOR AWARD

With her win, Park earns 60 points and becomes eligible to win the award at the end of the season

MONEY

With her win, Park earns $547,500; she has earned $844,012 this season and $3,179,895 in her career

2018 IN A NUTSHELL ON THE LPGA

13 events played, eight cuts made, $844,012, two victories, one additional top-10 finish

OF NOTE

  • Park is the second multiple winner of the 2018 LPGA Tour season, joining Ariya Jutanugarn
  • This is Park’s second major title, joining the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open
  • Park is the third Korean player to win the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, joining Inbee Park (2013, 2014, 2015) and Se Ri Pak (1998, 2002, 2006)
  • Park is the 39th player in LPGA history with multiple major championship wins
  • Park will play for Team Korea at the 2018 UL International Crown 
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