Inbee Park brings her greatness to Waterloo

Inbee Park of South Korea won the U.S. Open earlier this summer. (Reuters)

Inbee Park of South Korea won the U.S. Open earlier this summer. (Reuters)

IAN HUTCHINSON, For QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:31 PM ET

It’s tempting to blame the LPGA Tour for adding another major to the 2013 schedule, but how was it to know that world No. 1 Inbee Park would touch off such controversy by winning the season’s first three majors?

Had it been any previous year, Park would have clinched the calendar grand slam with a win the first week of August at the Women’s British Open at the Old Course at St. Andrews, a venue so poetic in its fit for such an accomplishment.

Hold on, though. This is the first year that the Evian Championship in September is a major, so if you’re grasping at straws, a win at the British isn’t enough. She needs to win in France, which she did last year, in order to claim the slam.

That grand slam is in the eye of the beholder and from this vantage point, Park gets the slam if she wins four consecutively, the same as it would be for anybody who won four in a row on the PGA Tour. It doesn’t matter that there are now five LPGA majors, but some may disagree.

 


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