Pak Se-ri to Receive Bob Jones Award in U.S.

      January 17, 2020 10:49

      Pak Se-ri

      Pak Se-ri has been named the recipient of this year's Bob Jones Award, becoming the first Korean to do so.

      The award, the highest honor presented by the United States Golf Association annually since 1955, "recognizes an individual who demonstrate the spirit, personal character and respect for the game exhibited by Jones, winner of nine USGA championships," the USGA said on Wednesday.

      "Pak inspired an entire generation of Korean golfers during her 20-year professional career, which included 39 wins, five of which were majors," it added.

      Past recipients include Arnold Palmer, Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus.

      Pak will receive the award during the week of the U.S. Open in June in New York.

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