Humble Park shares pre-St. Andrews thoughts
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
There’s been much ado about the quest for a grand slam since Inbee Park won the U.S. Women’s Open on June 30, her third consecutive major. The Ricoh Women’s British Open hosted a conference call with Park on Tuesday that was very reminiscent of her post-Women’s Open interview. It seems that no matter how many major titles Park racks up, she’ll be the same, even-tempered gal. A few highlights, golf and otherwise:
• On the sense of pride in bringing recognition to her native Korea: “Being able to put a Korean name on such an historical trophy, and such an historical tournament, putting my name into the history of golf – all of Korea is watching me and they are very proud of me. Not many people get this kind of opportunity, and I’m the lucky one as a Korean to get this kind of opportunity.”
• On the pressure of a potential grand slam: “It just feels very awkward to me at the moment. I’m trying to get used to the attention. Trying to get used to the pressure. I think I’ve had very good practice at U.S. Women’s Open playing under the pressure. I felt a little bit of pressure there, but I handled it very good, so that gave me a lot of confidence coming into the British Open.”
• On the putting stroke she covets most: “I always liked Ai Miyazato’s putting and her putting stroke. Her rhythm is so good over the putting stroke.”
• On the celebrity with whom she’d most like to play golf (or join for a cup of tea): “Well, I’ve always liked Brad Pitt, so he would be one of the celebrities that I like. I like Korean singer, Psy.”
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