Inbee Park wins Women’s British Open, captures 4th different major

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South Korea's Park Inbee watches her shot from the 1st tee during her final round, on day four of the Women's British Open Golf Championships in Turnberry, Scotland, on August 2, 2015. (PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images)

TURNBERRY, Scotland — Top-ranked Inbee Park shot a 7-under 65 in the final round to win the Women’s British Open by three shots on Sunday, becoming the seventh female player to capture four different majors.

Fellow South Korean Jin-Young Ko, the long-time leader in the fourth round, needed a hole-in-one at the par-4 No. 18 to force a playoff at Turnberry. The 20-year-old major debutant didn’t reach the green.

The LPGA Tour is calling Park’s achievement a career Grand Slam, although she hasn’t won the Evian Championship since it was given the status of a fifth major in 2013. She did win Evian in 2012.

Park finished on 12-under 276 to win her seventh major overall, and has captured six of the last 14.

 

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