Thursday, April 6, 2017

LPGA Player Profile : Hee Young Park

With the LPGA taking a one week break before resuming its schedule in Hawaii, I thought it would be a good time to do my fourth LPGA player profile.

The player I have chosen this time around is the very popular:


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Hee Young Park has always been one of the friendliest players on the LPGA tour.

Born: 5/24/87 (29 years old)
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Resides: Orlando, Florida
Rookie Year: 2008
2016 Earnings:  $527,422 (34th)

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Hee Young won the 2013 CME Group Titleholders Championship.

She has won twice on the LPGA tour:
  • 2011 CME Group Titleholders
  • 2013 Manulife Financial

Best Finishes in Major Championships:
  • ANA Inspiration - Finished 7th in 2013
  • KPMG Women's PGA Championship - Finished 14th in 2012
  • U.S. Women's Open - Finished 9th in 2009
  • Ricoh British Open _ Finished 2nd in 2013
  • The Evian Championship - Finished 6th in 2008
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Hee Young Park holds up her 2013 Manulife trophy

Career Stats:
  • 244 career starts
  • 197 cuts made (80.7%)
  • 39 top tens (16.0%)
  • Has $4,937,200 in career earnings through the 2016 season. (55th on all time LPGA career money list)

Other Career Highlights:
  • Carded a career low 61 in the third round of the 2013 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic.
  • Tallied a career high seven top 10 finishes during the 2010 LPGA season
  • Finished 3rd at the 2007 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn Priority List Category 12 for the 2008 season.
  • In 2005, competed on the LPGA of Korea (KLPGA) and won three events en route to being named the 2005 KLPGA Rookie of the Year.
Previous Player profiles:

This week's Trivia Question:   (For those who missed it earlier this week).

What active player has the most career top ten finishes without recording a single victory?

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