Humble Park shares pre-St. Andrews thoughts

Inbee Park holds up three fingers to represent her three major titles so far this season.

Inbee Park holds up three fingers to represent her three major titles so far this season.

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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