Inbee Park can take a step closer to yet another golf immortal with a fourth consecutive LPGA Tour win this week at the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic in Waterloo, Ontario.
Two weeks ago, Park joined Babe Zaharias as the only two players in tour history with three consecutive major championship titles to start a season. The world No. 1 notched major title No. 3 at the U.S. Women’s Open after chalking up Ws at the Kraft Nabisco Championship in April and last month’s Wegmans LPGA Championship. She would be the first golfer ever to win four majors in a row if she comes out on top at the Women’s British Open in August.
Park’s victory at Sebonack Golf Club was her third straight major as well as her third successive tour triumph. With wins at the LPGA Championship, Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, and the Open, Park goes for No. 4 starting Thursday.
Should she succeed north of the border, the 24-year-old South Korean would be the first player to back-to-back-to-back-to-back since Lorena Ochoa accomplished the feat in 2008. Only World Golf Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez has won five tour contests in sequence in the same season; Annika Sorenstam won five straight across the 2004-2005 seasons.