Park In-bee Named 'Player of the Decade' by 3 LPGA Legends

  • By Chang Min-seok

    January 03, 2020 11:14

    Golfer Park In-bee is expected to take the top spot as one of the best players from 2010 to 2019.

    In a poll to vote for the "LPGA Player of the Decade," all three legends in U.S. LPGA history -- Annika Sorenstam, Kathy Whitworth and Mickey Wright -- named Park as their top pick.

    "I think No. 1 and No. 2 both go to [Park]," said Sorenstam in an interview with the LPGA Tour. "She has dominated this decade with some amazing golf. Her performance in the majors really impresses me the most."

    Park In-bee

    Whitworth and Wright, who have amassed 88 and 82 LPGA victories respectively, also picked Park. But their second pick went to Lydia Ko of New Zealand.

    Park has amassed 19 victories on the LPGA Tour, 18 of them in the 2010s, including three consecutive major wins during the 2013 season. Park also won the women's British Open in 2015 to become the seventh player to achieve a career grand slam, which refers to the winning of four different majors.

    The poll also gathers votes from fans online. The current top four are Park, Ko, Yani Tseng of Taiwan and Brooke Mackenzie Henderson of Canada. Votes can be cast from Jan. 6-7 with final results to be announced on Jan. 10.

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