World #1 Inbee Park cemented her place at the top of the rankings by winning the brutal Women’s British Open at Trump Turnberry Resort, on the Ailsa Course in Scotland.
Inbee carded a final round -7 under par 65, to equal the course record, and claim the Women’s British Open victory, with a -12 under par total, saying it was the greatest day of her golfing life, so far;
“Greatest day of my life yet for sure,.
“It was a great day of golf today. I played great golf out there.”
“This is something I’ve been dreaming of all my life, all my career, all this year. This is something I really wanted and to finally reach my goal is a relief and I’m so happy with everything at the moment.”
“I didn’t feel that comfortable coming into this week but to overcome a lot of things and win the championship is phenomenal.”
“Even though I made a couple early mistakes, I was able to hold on really well on the back nine.”
“Obviously got a little bit lucky today. The golfing God was on my side for sure.”
“That’s been the goal of my career, and I’ve achieved it at the age of 27.”
“So I don’t know what the next goal will be, but I’ve got to set some kind of goal. Just seemed so far and so hard that I couldn’t achieve the Grand Slam, and I’m here and I’ve finally done it. It just felt easier.”
Inbee is now just one tournament short of completing the Super Slam, winning all five LPGA majors.
It was a South Korean carve up as they took all three of the top places, with Jin Young Ko, appearing in her first Major, finishing second on -9 under par, and So Yeon Ryu tied with World #2 Lydia Ko, from New Zealand, on -8 under par for the tournament.
Jin made a crucial error on the 16th, finding the water in front of the green;
“I was a little over thinking, and then I was a little bit nervous.”
Earlier in the day Nanna Koertz Madsen equalled the course record with a -7 under par 65 in the final round, taking advantage of her early tee time, firing in eight birdies and one bogey in the calmer conditions. She finished the tournament at +1 over par, T21;
“On the front nine it was less windy. So the front nine was easier than the other days. But the back nine was still hard.”