Park Hee-young

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Park Hee-young
2013 Women's British Open – Park Hee-Young (4).jpg
Personal information
Nickname Rocket
Born (1987-05-24) 24 May 1987 (age 30)
South Korea
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Nationality  South Korea
Career
Turned professional 2004
Current tour(s) LPGA (joined 2008)
KLPGA (joined 2005)
Professional wins 9
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 2
LPGA of Korea Tour 6
Ladies Asian Golf Tour 1
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration T7: 2013
Women's PGA C'ship T4: 2016
U.S. Women's Open T9: 2009
Women's British Open T2: 2013
Evian Championship T19: 2013
Achievements and awards
KLPGA Rookie of the Year 2005
Park Hee-young
Hangul 박희영
Revised Romanization Bak Hui-yeong
McCune–Reischauer Pak Hŭi-yŏng

Park Hee-young (Hangul박희영, born 24 May 1987) is a South Korean professional golfer currently playing on the LPGA Tour.

Early golf career[edit]

As an amateur, Park was a three time member of the South Korean National team. Park was twice runner-up in the South Korea Amateur Open.

2005 was Park's first full year as a professional golfer. She won three times on the LPGA of Korea Tour which earned her rookie of the year honors. Park won another two KLPGA tournaments in 2006.

LPGA Tour career[edit]

Park earned her tour card at the 2007 LPGA qualifying school. She played in 28 LPGA events in 2008 and made the cut in 22 of them. Her best finish was a T4 and she earned $474,744 for the year, 35th on the tour's money list.

At the second LPGA event of 2009, Honda LPGA Thailand, Park shot an opening round 79 in the tournament. Shortly after her round was completed, Park had to go to a hospital.[1] She was treated and released. Park completed the tournament, shooting rounds of 64, 69, 65, which enabled her to finish in solo second place three shots behind Lorena Ochoa.[2] Later in 2009, Park finished second at the Mizuno Classic.

On 20 November 2011, Park won her first LPGA Tour event, the CME Group Titleholders. She finished two shots ahead of Paula Creamer and Sandra Gal.[3]

Her second victory came in July 2013 at the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic in Canada. Tied with Angela Stanford at 258 (–26) after 72 holes, the two went to a sudden-death playoff on the par-5 18th hole. Park birdied the hole three times in regulation (par on Friday) and three times in the playoff to win.[4]

Personal life[edit]

As of 2011, Park's sister Choo Young, is a player on the Korean LPGA Tour. Her sister will begin her rookie year on the LPGA Tour in 2015, after finishing in a tie for 11th place at Stage III of LPGA Q School in Daytona Beach, Florida.


Professional wins (9)[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ($)
1 20 Nov 2011 CME Group Titleholders 71-69-69-70=279 −9 2 strokes United States Paula Creamer
Germany Sandra Gal
500,000
2 14 Jul 2013 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic 65-67-61-65=258 −26 Playoff United States Angela Stanford 195,000

LPGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2013 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic United States Angela Stanford Won with birdie on third extra hole

LPGA of Korea Tour wins (6)[edit]

  • 2004 Hite Cup (as an amateur)[5]
  • 2005 PAVV Invitational,[6] two other wins[5]
  • 2006 Phoenix Park Classic, Lake Hills Classic[6]

Ladies Asian Golf Tour wins (1)[edit]

Results in LPGA majors[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2015.

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
ANA Inspiration T30 T38 T53 T15 T70 T26 T7 T26 CUT T45 CUT
Women's PGA Championship DNP CUT CUT CUT T14 14 T51 CUT CUT T4
U.S. Women's Open CUT CUT T9 T41 T45 CUT CUT T15 CUT T65
Women's British Open DNP T14 T11 T55 T43 T33 T2 67 CUT CUT
The Evian Championship ^ T19 T20 CUT T36

^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
ANA Inspiration 0 0 0 0 1 2 11 9
Women's PGA Championship 0 0 0 1 1 3 9 4
U.S. Women's Open 0 0 0 0 1 2 10 5
Women's British Open 0 1 0 1 1 3 9 7
The Evian Championship 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 3
Totals 0 1 0 2 4 12 43 28
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 8 (2010 U.S. Open – 2012 LPGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (four times)

LPGA Tour career summary[edit]

Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made
Wins 2nd 3rd Top 10s Best
finish
Earnings
($)
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2004 1 1 0 0 0 0 T16 n/a 70.0
2005 1 1 0 0 0 1 T4 63,544 n/a 71.67
2006 1 1 0 0 0 0 T25 12,202 n/a 72.67
2007 5 3 0 0 0 0 T12 53,246 n/a 74.26
2008 28 22 0 0 0 4 4 474,744 35 71.78 27
2009 25 19 0 2 0 6 2 666,305 20 71.94 35
2010 22 17 0 0 0 6 T4 327,431 34 71.69 25
2011 21 19 1 0 1 3 1 851,781 12 72.42 37
2012 25 21 0 0 0 5 5 427,717 34 71.71 30
2013 26 24 1 1 1 5 1 848,676 10 71.07 19
2014 29 27 0 0 0 2 T7 447,658 40 71.39 28
2015 28 18 0 1 0 3 T2 347,523 52 71.99 56
2016 26 20 0 0 0 4 T4 527,393 34 71.25 35
  • official through 2016 season[7]

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