Park Wins U.S. Women's Open For 3rd Straight Major

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 outh Korean golfer Inbee Park edged out I.K. Kim to win the 68th U.S. Women’s Open at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y.

Park, the world’s top-ranked women’s golfer, finished at 8-under to beat out fellow South Korean Kim by just four strokes. She went 2-over 74 in the final round to secure the win, as Kim shot 74 for the runner-up finish.

It was the third straight major title of the year for Park, who won the Kraft Nabisco Championship and the Wegmans LPGA Championship before heading into the U.S. Women’s Open

The 24-year-old is only the second player to win the first three majors of the year after Babe Zaharias. She is also the fourth player to win three majors in one year after Zaharias (1950), Mickey Wright (1961) and Pat Bradley (1986).

By winning her second U.S. Women’s Open, Park achieved her lifelong dream of putting her name alongside Zaharias.

“Trying to put my name next to hers means just so much,” Park told NPR. “I would think I would never get there. It’s somewhere that I’ve never dreamed of. But all of a sudden, I’m there.”

Park is two wins away from the Grand Slam. She will have to win next month’s British Open and the Evian Championship (a fifth major tournament that the LPGA added this year) in September.